Is Craniosynostosis Surgery Done In Adults?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Greetings, do you by any chance offer cranioynostosis treatment in adults, 19 years old to be specific. I have lived with sagittal craniosynostosis my whole life and I want to get it treated.Please refer me to someone that can perform this procedure if it is not in your field.

A: Almost 100% of the time cranial vault surgery is not done in adults due to the increased thickness of the bone and the magnitude of the surgery. Young children have thin pliable bone and a growing brain to help shape it. In adults we greet the effects of sagittal synostosis used on the aesthetics of it not through craniotomies.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana