Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The Craniomaxillofacial Surgery department offers highly specialised treatment for congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, mouth, jaws and associated structures in adults and children (right from newborns), for both bony as well as soft tissue components. On par with the most advanced facilities for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery in the world, the team of internationally trained Consultants and Specialists, with the support of state-of-the-art technical and clinical support, provides comprehensive solutions that transform lives of individuals with craniofacial deformities, by not just changing the way they look, but the way the world looks at them.

The spectrum of services offered includes accurate diagnosis and surgical / non-surgical management of conditions like 

  • Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Orofacial Clefting
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Cosmetic Orthognathic Surgery
  • Craniofacial and Dental Implants
  • Craniofacial Trauma
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures 
    • Management Of Cyst and Tumours
    • Impacted Teeth
    • Pre-prosthetic Surgery
    • Endodontic Surgery

Multi-disciplinary in approach, the department has combined, dedicated clinics with Specialities like Neurosurgery, Orthodontics, Speech Therapy, ENT, Oncology and Plastic Surgery for management of Complex Craniofacial Anomalies and Sleep Apnoea. Complex procedures in children, especially in neonates, are performed with the support of Paediatrics, Neonatology and Anaesthesiology Departments. It also works closely with other specialities for management of craniofacial conditions in medically unstable individuals.

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Outpatient Care
  • Outpatient consultation on all days
  • ombined clinics on dedicated days
  • Round the clock coverage for trauma

By appointment

  • Dental implant insertion
  • Dental implant insertion
  • Enucleation of cyst of the jaws
  • Biopsy of oral lesions
  • Surgical removal impacted teeth
Inpatient Care
  • Dedicated OT days for Craniomaxillofacial cases
  • 24/7 Emergency operation theatre services
  • Qualified Maxillofacial surgeons / trained Registrar available on call to attend to all inpatients, emergency admissions and consultations from other departments, round the clock

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

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 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. 
 

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.

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