The role of plastic surgeon in complex cephalic malformations Our experience


COD: 11_2236_166_170 Categorie: ,

Stefano Chiumariello, Giuseppe Del Torto, Giuseppe Guarro, Carmine Alfano

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2014 85: 166-170

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AIM: Our aim is focused on the field of action of plastic surgery in the cephalic malformation and on description of the surgical indications and techniques for their correction. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We looked at 27 patients from 2006 to 2012 with cephalic district deformities. All patients underwent surgical and rehabilitative treatments. Results: After a median follow-up from one to five years, in most cases we reached both morphological and functional reconstruction, alone or in a surgical team together with other surgical disciplines. DISCUSSION: The correction of craniofacial malformations makes use of a surgical discipline particularly demanding, which must associate a basic surgical training with a learning techniques specific to the area and a knowledge of craniofacial malformation. CONCLUSIONS: The surgical treatment of craniofacial malformations can be seen only through a joint neurosurgical and plastic-maxillo-facial surgery, guided by knowledge of the malformation, under the close supervision of anesthetists and pediatricians. This surgery is not limited to remodel the morphology but has its bases on the recovery of the functions, maintained by rehabilitation treatment.


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