Posterior cranial vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis

Christopher A. Derderian, Nicholas Bastidas, Scott P. Bartlett

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Purpose: Posterior vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis has become a vital instrument in our institution, particularly as a first-line treatment in syndromic craniosynostosis. In this review, we highlight the several advantages, diverse utility, and technicalities of the operative procedure. Methods: A review of the literature and explanation of the technical details of the procedures were described in this manuscript. Results/conclusion: Posterior cranial vault distraction offers several benefits over traditional expansion procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1556
Number of pages6
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012


  • Cranial vault
  • Distraction
  • Osteogenesis
  • Posterior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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