The Sutures of the Skull: A Historical Perspective
Embryological and Histological Features of the Cranial Sutures
Anatomy of the Sutures of the Calvaria
Anatomy of the Sutures of the Skullbase
Anatomy of the Sutures of the Face
Normal Growth of the Sutures of the Skull
Variations of the Sutures of the Skull
Metopism: Anatomical, Clinical and Surgical Aspects
Skull Sutures as Anatomical Landmarks
Biomechanical Features of the Sutures of the Skull
Radiological Evaluation of the Sutures of the Skull
The Biology of the Sutures of the Skull
Types of Craniosynostosis and their Etiology, Pathophysiology and Epidemiology
Genetic Features of Craniosynostosis
Imaging Modalities in Craniosynostosis
Craniofacial Syndromes and Syndromic Craniosynostoses
Surgery for Craniosynostosis
ExperimentalAnimal Models in Cranial Suture Biology Research.
This book provides an in-depth review of the sutures of the skull. The premature closure of the sutures of the skull (craniosynostosis) due to genetic or metabolic etiologies results in typical progressive skull deformity, due to both the inhibition of growth caused by the affected cranial suture and associated compensatory expansion of the skull along the open ones. Today, it is well known that early diagnosis of craniosynostosis is crucial for the best surgical outcomes and for the normal development of the brain and cosmetic appearance of the skull. As such, in addition to the anatomy, biology, genetics and embryology of the sutures of the skull, the book also covers the diagnosis and treatment of different forms of craniosynostosis such as metopism, and animal models for cranial suture research.
This comprehensive work is a valuable resource for neuroscientists at all levels, from graduate students to researchers, as well as neurosurgeons, neuroanatomists, pediatricians, and neurologists seeking both basic and more advanced information on the unique structure of the sutures of the human skull.
• Provides an overview of the sutures of the skull in general and their various clinical implications
• Explains how to diagnose and manage craniosynostosis
• Includes more than 100 original photos