The sunrise technique: The correction of occipital plagiocephaly using bandeau occipital plate and radial osteotomies

David F. Jimenez, Constance M. Barone

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Abstract

Posterior plagiocephaly secondary to lambdoid suture stenosis requires surgical release and repair to prevent progressive deformational changes associated with a suture stenosis. A surgical technique is described for release of the stenosed lambdoid suture and asterion region, followed by occipital reconstruction. This technique provides excellent cosmetic results. Using a standard biparietal incision, most of the occipital bone is removed en bloc. The asymmetric occiput is then reconstructed using an autologous bone bandeau and Marchac forehead template graft. The remaining bone is cut into longitudinal strips and placed in a centrifugal fashion around this construct. This technique creates a stable unit that provides immediate symmetry to the occipital area. The operative time and blood loss are comparable to that of similar procedures. With this technique there have been no complications or need for reoperation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1955

Keywords

  • Cranial suture
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Lambdoid
  • Plagiocephaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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