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What type of materials are used in craniosynostosis surgery ?

When I was 4 months old in 1973 I was diagnosed with craniosynostosis . I had surgery on my soft spot. I believe my mother said that I had somekind of a plate put in my head. I have to have an MRI and want to make sure there is no metal in that plate. I cannot find any information on what type of material they used in that kind of surgery back then. My medical records have been destroyed, and my parents have both passed away.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM
First of all I would like to inform you that craniosynostosis is a congenital defect of skull where one or more suture(between two bones)are closed earlier than normal.So normal growth of brain along with skull size is hampered.
Treatment is needed (mostly surgical) in infancy age.The prematured closed bony joint is surgically separated so that they can grow normally.Usually no permanent plate or fixer is needed in this case.
So do not worry about any metal palate as your report also revels nothing.
Thanking you.
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM
First of all I would like to inform you that craniosynostosis is a congenital defect of skull where one or more suture(between two bones)are closed earlier than normal.So normal growth of brain along with skull size is hampered.
Treatment is needed (mostly surgical) in infancy age.The prematured closed bony joint is surgically separated so that they can grow normally.Usually no permanent plate or fixer is needed in this case.
So do not worry about any metal palate as your report also revels nothing.
Thanking you.
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
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