Tall head, flat forehead, orbital brow depth invagination and parietal cracking, 8 months of the baby Allison (a pseudonym) suffering from severe pediatric craniostenosis. The doctor before the 3D printing technique was successfully applied to the surgical correction of, now Allison's head mellow and full, handsome and lovely.
Preoperative (left), postoperative (right)
Surgeon, Shanghai Children's Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery; Bao Nan director said that 3D technology enable skull shaping is more accurate, in shaping and can also make face remodeling after family. More importantly, the skull plastic surgery is conducive to children's brain development, so that the child's intelligence, emotional development of normal. Jiangsu Allison children after birth found faces are different from that of the normal children. Generally speaking, the brain weight will increase by 2 in the 20% months after birth, which will be doubled in 6 months. In order to reserve sufficient growth space for the brain, after birth, there will be a number of gaps between the skull, until the brain development is complete, the skull will gradually close the gap. If the gap closed prematurely, cranial cavity is too small, oppression and restriction is rapidly developing in the brain tissue, causing increased intracranial pressure, and may cause brain dysfunction.