Lateral canthal advancement of the supraorbital margin. A new corrective technique in the treatment of coronal synostosis

H J Hoffman, G Mohr
Journal of Neurosurgery 1976, 45 (4): 376-81
In coronal synostosis, in addition to fusion of the coronal suture, the frontosphenoidal and frontoethmoidal sutures are usually closed. A linear craniectomy along the coronal sutures does not affect the synostotic process at the base of the skull. The facility with which the supraorbital margin could be mobilized in Tessier's method of craniofacial repair suggested to us that we could easily modify our approach to coronal synostosis and advance the supraorbital margin, creating an artificial suture at the base of the skull and allowing for proper correction of this disorder. During the past 3 years, we have treated 15 patients with coronal synostosis by this technique, which we have termed lateral canthal advancement. The method of this form of surgical management and its results are discussed.

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