What are the signs & symptoms of Pediatric Craniosynostosis
Following are the common signs and symptoms of pediatric craniosynostosis. An abnormal feeling or disappearing fontanel (soft spot on the top of the head) Asymmetrical, misshapen skull Development of a raised, hard ridge along with the skull Slow or no growth of the head as the baby grows
These conditions can be corrected with surgery and can restore.
What are the different types of Pediatric Craniosynostosis?
Craniosynostosis can affect babies in two different ways Isolated craniosynostosis: Isolated craniosynostosis known as non-syndromic craniosynostosis, is the closing of only one suture with no other associated health problems and is the most common kind of craniosynostosis. Syndromic craniosynostosis: Syndromes are when three or more medical problems occur in a recognizable pattern. When craniosynostosis is part of a syndrome, it is known as syndromic craniosynostosis. In these cases, there are usually two or more sutures that closed too early. Patients also have other health conditions as part of the syndrome.
What is Pediatric Craniosynostosis?
The skull is formed by several separate bones. These skull bones are connected by specialized structures called sutures. These sutures look like seams or spaces between the skull bones. The sutures are growth centers for the skull bones. Craniosynostosis is present when one or more of the sutures closes earlier than it should cause the skull to grow into an abnormal shape.
Babies' brains grow very quickly in the first two years of life. As the brain grows it stretches the sutures which signal the sutures to make new bone. The sutures allow the skull to enlarge and create just enough space for the brain. Normally, these sutures remain open until we reach adulthood, long after the brain and skull have stopped growing. Craniosynostosis causes a baby’s skull to misshapen because the brain continues to grow at the same rate even if one or more sutures close too early.
The remaining open sutures have to grow faster to make up for the closed suture. This extra growth causes a change in head shape. In some cases, the remaining open sutures can’t grow fast enough to keep up with the brain’s growth causing abnormally high pressure in the skull, which can have negative effects on brain health. These include learning delays, blindness, and, rarely, death, if untreated.
How can a parent participate in the baby’s care?
If your baby is admitted to the NICU, you are not a visitor. The goal of our hospital is to include you in the best possible way. You can stay as long as you want to but encourage you to be there at the shift change report. This will help you get a better understanding of your kid’s health.
Why are neonatologists important?
Children are different than adults. They are constantly growing and they don’t have enough patience for a normal medical consultation. As a neonatologist, you will be trained to determine the issues concerning the child and address their unique physiological needs.
Who is a Neonatologist?
A neonatologist is a medical professional who is trained to handle the most high-risk and complex situations in children. For example, newborn children, kids worn with a serious birth defect, injury, or an illness. A neonatologist can even assist at the delivery time or take care of the newborn after they are born. If the illness is detected before the baby is born, you might have to consult a neonatologist along with your obstetrician. To know more about how they can help you, contact the best neonatologist in Hyderabad and best neonatologist in Bangalore.
Can I contact your doctors directly to take an opinion?
Yes, you may contact the doctor through our dedicated Patient Helpdesk who would schedule your consultation with the doctor.
What are the treatments/Specialty treatments provided by Aster Women & Children’s Hospital?
Aster mother & children’s Hospital caters to well over 5 specialities for women & Children covering the entire spectrum of women & child health issues. Specialists at Aster women & children’s Hospital seek to partner with you in the treatment and overall growth of your child. Some of the key specialities at Aster women & children’s Hospital include – Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology, Paediatric Intensive Care, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Haematology, and various others. Each of the specialities are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and helmed by some of the leading practitioners in their respective fields. Each speciality also employs a highly qualified nursing staff as well as counsellors and others to ensure that your dear ones receive the best possible care and support.