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Article Dans Une Revue Child's Nervous System Année : 2021

Synostosis of the lambdoid suture: a spectrum


Lambdoid synostosis (LS) is a rare condition, which is either isolated; associated with sagittal synostosis, the "Mercedes-Benz" syndrome (MBS); or with synostosis of the coronal sutures (oxycephalic form). In addition, LS is part of the phenotype of a growing number of genetic diseases. The nosology, pathophysiology, and management are controversial. We decided to review our experience with LS. We reviewed retrospectively pediatric cases of LS proved on CT-scanner, isolated or associated with other conditions, followed in our craniofacial center during the last 15 years, regarding clinical presentation, anatomical lesions, syndromic associations, surgical management, and outcome. We reviewed 48 cases: 6 isolated LS, 22 MBS, and 20 oxycephalic. A syndromic context was present in 72% (up to 80% of oxycephalic cases), and faciostenosis was present in 23%, mostly oxycephalic cases (40%). Transverse sinus agenesis was found in 61% of documented patients. A total of 31% of children had a dystocic birth, up to 45% of MBS. Decompressive craniectomy or cranioplasty was needed in a majority of patients, often young infants, while posterior fossa decompression was mostly performed in older children. LS is rarely isolated and non syndromic; most cases are found in a wide spectrum of diseases, and LS is often associated with sagittal or coronal synostosis. Genetic evaluation is mandatory for LS; conversely, geneticists may require neurosurgical advice for LS in an increasing number of very rare diseases. The surgical management of LS should be tailored according to clinical presentation, age, and syndromic context.
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hal-04465151 , version 1 (19-02-2024)



Matthieu Vinchon, Pierre Guerreschi, Melodie-Anne Karnoub, Alexis Wolber. Synostosis of the lambdoid suture: a spectrum. Child's Nervous System, 2021, Child's Nervous System, 37, pp.1991-2000. ⟨10.1007/s00381-020-05003-9⟩. ⟨hal-04465151⟩


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