Endoscopic Treatment for Isolated, Single Suture Craniosynostosis


This is a prospective study to evaluate outcomes in patients undergoing endoscopic craniectomy for isolated, single-suture craniosynostosis.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: July 2009


  • Procedure: Endoscopic strip craniectomy
    • Surgery

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Sagittal synostosis
    • Male and female infants from 1-6 months of age with isolated, single suture sagittal craniosynostosis.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Infants 1 to 6 months of age with isolated, single-suture craniosynostosis. Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multiple suture craniosynostosis and infants older than 6 months of age.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 1 Month

Maximum Age: 6 Months

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Utah
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Faizi Siddiqi, M.D., Principal Investigator, University of Utah
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Faizi Siddiqu, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Utah


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