The following are articles on our new treatment in the following publications:

 

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, September 2013

Early treatment of coronal synostosis with endoscopy-assisted craniectomy and postoperative cranial orthosis therapy: 16-year experience.

The objective of this study was to present the authors' 16-year experience treating coronal craniosynostosis in infants using endoscopy-assisted techniques and postoperative cranial orthoses. A total of 128 synostosed coronal sutures in 115 patients were treated between 1996 and 2012 by endoscopically resecting a strip of bone containing the stenosed suture via a 2-3 cm incision made at the ipsilateral stephanion.

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Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, August 2012

Bilateral endoscopic craniectomies in the treatment of an infant with Apert syndrome

Patients with Apert syndrome commonly present with ocular proptosis due to bilateral coronal craniosynostosis and midfacial hypoplasia. Severe proptosis can cause visual compromise and damage, which is most commonly treated with bilateral orbital frontal advancement. The authors present the case of a patient who was treated at 8 weeks of age with endoscope-assisted bilateral coronal craniectomies followed by treatment with a custom-made postoperative cranial orthosis. 

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Endoscopic technique for coronal synostosis

This paper aims to present a 15-year experience treating coronal craniosynostosis with endoscopic-assisted techniques and postoperative cranial orthotic therapy. 

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Endoscopic technique for sagittal synostosis

This study aimed to present a 16-year experience of treating sagittal synostosis with endoscopic-assisted techniques and postoperative cranial orthotic therapy. In 1996, we introduced the use of endoscopes for the management of sagittal synostosis in four young infants. During the subsequent years, we have treated a total of 256 patients with great success and long-term follow-up. Presented herein are the techniques and results of such clinical experience. 

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Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, March 2010

Multiple-suture nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: early and effective management using endoscopic techniques

The authors present the results of treating infants with multiple-suture nonsyndromic craniosynostosis in whom the authors used minimally invasive endoscopy-assisted techniques and postoperative cranial molding over an 11-year period.

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Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, May 2004

Endoscopy-assisted wide-vertex craniectomy, barrel stave osteotomies, and postoperative helmet molding therapy in the management of sagittal suture craniosynostosis

Endoscopic techniques were introduced 7 years ago for the surgical management of patients with sagittal synostosis. In this study of 139 patients with sagittal synostosis, the authors assessed the efficacy, safety, complications, and outcomes after performing endoscopy-assisted wide-vertex craniectomies with bitemporal and biparietal barrel stave osteotomies.

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  • Jimenez DF, Savage JG, Barone CM. Surgical Management of Craniosynostosis: Sagittal Suture. Contemporary Neurosurgery (in press).
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Cartwright CC, Rogers JN. Midline Management in Craniosynostosis using Endoscopic Techniques. Pan-Arab Journal of Neurosurgery (in press).
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Early Treatment of Anterior Calvarial Craniosynostosis Using Endoscopic Assisted Minimally Invasive Techniques. Child’s Nervous System 23(12): 1411-1419, December 2007.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, McGee ME, Cartwright CC, Baker L:  Endoscopy-assisted wide-vertex craniectomy, barrel stave osteotomies, and postoperative helmet molding therapy in the management of sagittal suture craniosynostosis. J Neurosurgery (Pediatrics 5) 100:407-417, May 2004.
  • Cartwright, CC, Jimenez DF, Barone, CM, Baker, L. Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy: A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Early Correction of Craniosynostosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, V. 35 N 3 130-138, June 2003.
  • Johnson JO, Jimenez DF, Tobias JD. Anesthetic care during minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures in infants and children. Pediatric Anesth., V. 12 (6:478-88) July 2002.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Cartwright C, Baker L. Early management of craniosynostosis using endoscopic assisted strip craniectomies and cranial orthotic molding therapy. Pediatrics, 110:97-104, July 2002.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Laskey A, Alcantara BG, Braddock SR. Bony orbital distances among the Filipino population. J Craniofac Surg , 13:258-261, March 2002.
  • Tobias JD, Johnson JO, Jimenez DF, Barone CM, McBride DS. Venous air embolism during endoscopic strip craniectomy for repair of craniosynostosis in infants. Anesthesiology, 95:340-342, 2001.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Beckert BW, and Clapper AT. Effects of Synthetic Craniofacial Materials on Cerebral Microcirculation. J Craniofac Surg, 12:191-193, 2001.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic assisted wide vertex craniectomy, barrel stave osteotomies and postoperative helmet molding therapy in the early management of sagittal suture craniosynostosis. Neurosurgical Focus, http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/foc.2000.9.3.3.
  • Johnson JO, Jimenez DF, Barone, CM. Blood loss after endoscopic strip craniectomy for craniosynostosis, J Neurosurgery Anes, 12:60, 1999.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Endoscopic craniectomy for early correction of craniosynostosis. Plast Recon Surg, 104:1965-1973, 1999.
  • Barone CM, Boschert MT, Jimenez DF. Usefulness of endoscopy in craniofacial trauma. J Cranio-Maxillo Trauma, 4(3):36-41, 1998.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic craniectomy for early surgical correction of sagittal craniosynostosis. J of Neurosurgery, 88:77-81, 1998.
  • Tobias JD, Jones B, Jimenez DF, Barone CM, and Parsons DS. Anesthetic implications of Pfeiffer Syndrome. Am J Anesthesioly, 25(2):79-83, 1998.
  • Jimenez DF and Barone CM. The surgical management of complex craniofacial frontal encephaloceles. Techniques in Neurosurgery, 3:256-264, 1997.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Huxley V, Yang XF. Cerebral vascular response to hypertonic fluid resuscitation in thermal injury. Brain Edema X, Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement, 70:267-268, 1997.
  • Jimenez DF, Sundrani S, Barone CM. Posttraumatic anosmia in craniofacial trauma. The Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, 3:8-15, 1997.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Split thickness calvarial grafts in young children. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 8:43-47, January 1997.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Special considerations in pediatric cranial fixation: A technical overview. The Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, Vol 2(4):42-47, 1996.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Intraoperative autologous blood transfusion in the surgical correction of craniosynostosis. Neurosurgery 37:(6):1075-1079, Dec 1995.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. The sunrise technique: The correction of occipital plagiocephaly using bandeau occipital plate and radial osteotomies. Pediatric Neurosurgery 22:162-165, 1995.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Argamaso R, Goodrich JT, Sphrintzen R,. Asterion region synostosis. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal 31:136-141, Mar 1994.
  • Barone CM, Eisig S, Jimenez DF, Argamaso R, Sphrintzen R. Achondroplasia: Pre and post surgical considerations for mid-face advancement. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 31:74-77, Jan 1994.
  • Barone CM, Ferder M, Jimenez DF, Grossman L, Hall C, Strauch B, Argamaso R. Distraction of the frontal bone outside the cranial plate: A rabbit model. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 4(3):177-181, July 1993.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Argamaso RV. The frontal tiara. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 3(3):173-174, Nov 1992.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Argamaso RV. Solitary calvarial plasmacytoma. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 3(2):108-12, Sept 1992.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic Techniques for Craniosynostosis In: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics. New York: Elsevier Inc.; 2010.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Rogers JN. Scaphocephaly/SagittalSynostosis: Endoscopic Wide Vertex Craniectomy. Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Thieme, 2010: 109-120.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic Treatment of Craniosynostosis. In Youmans: Youmans Neurological Surgery, In Press (2009).
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic Treatment of Craniosynostosis. In Youmans: Youmans Neurological Surgery, In Press (2008).
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Treatment of Lambdoidal Synostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas- Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008: 184-189.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Treatment of Lambdoid Synostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas-Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008: 190-193.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Cartwright CC, Rogers J. Midline Management in Craniosynostosis using Endoscopic Techniques. Pan-Arab Journal of Neurosurgery‘s Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008: 65-81.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Treatment of LambdoidSynostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas-Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008: 190-193.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Treatment of LambdoidalSynostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas- Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008: 184-189.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic approach to coronal craniosynostosis. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Elsevier, 2004:415-422.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, McGee ME. Design and Care of Helmets in Postoperative Craniosynostosis Patients: Our Personal Approach. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Elsevier, 2004:481-487.
  • Barone CM, McGee ME. Design and Care of Helmets in Postoperative Craniosynostosis Patients: Our Personal Approach. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Elsevier, 2004:481-487.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. The Role of Endoscopy in Craniofacial Surgery. In: Lin K(ed), Craniofacial Surgery: Science and Surgical Technique. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 2002:173-187.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Encephaloceles, meningoceles and dermal sinuses. In: Albright AL, Pollack IF, Adelson PD (eds). Operative Techniques in Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001:37-50.
  • Jimenez DF , Barone CM. Encephaloceles, meningoceles and dermal sinuses. In: Albright AL, Pollack EF, Adelson PD (eds), Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 1999:189-208.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Metopicsynostosis. In: Benzel EC, Rengachary SS (ed) Calvarial and dural reconstruction, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1998:135-140.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic assisted craniectomies for the management of craniosynostosis. In: Jimenez DF (ed), Neurosurgical Topics: Intracranial Endoscopic Neurosurgery. Park Ridge IL: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1998:209-220.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Argamaso RD, Goodrich JT. Surgical treatment of lambdoid synostosis. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1995:Vol. 4:209-214.
  • Barone CM, Argamaso RV, Jimenez DF, Goodrich JT. Correction of orbital hypertelorism and orbital dystopia. In SS Regenchary, RH Wilkins (eds) Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1992:Vol. 2, p 435-442.
  • Barone CM, Argamaso RV, Jimenez DF, Goodrich, JT. Correction of exorbitism. In: SS Regenchary, RH Wilkins, eds. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1992: Vol 2, p 391-396.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Ten Year Experience Treating Craniosynostosis Using Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Assisted Techniques (America Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Lanai City, HI January 28-February 2, 2007)
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Ten Year Experience Treating Craniosynostosis Using Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Assisted Techniques (Consensus Conference on Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rome Italy, December 1-2, 2006)
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Management of non-syndromic multiple suture synostosis using minimally invasive endoscopic assisted techniques. Child’s Nervous System. June 2005; 21:6
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Early treatment of metopic craniosynostosis using endoscopy-assisted, minimally invasive strip craniectomies. Neurosurgery. 2001; 49:532. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Evaluation of endoscopic strip craniectomy in the treatment of 34 patients with coronal synostosis. Neurosurgery. 2001; 49:533. Abstract.
  • Braddock S, Laskey A, Barone C, Jimenez DF, Tongson T: Anterior encephaloceles and hypertelorism in the Philippines. Proceedings of the Greenwood Genetics Center, 18:131, 1999. Presented at the XIX David W. Smith Workshop on Malformation and Morphogenesis, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada . August 6-10, 1998.
  • Laskey AL, Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Braddock SR: Orbital hypertelorism in Filipino sincipital encephalocele patients. Am J Hum Genet 63(4):111A, 1998. Presented at the 48 th American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, Denver CO. October 27-31, 1998.
  • Braddock S., Murray J, Barone C, Jimenez DF, Guverra M, Tongson T: Isolated frontonasal malformation as a familial recessive disorder. Presented at the 54th American Cleft Palate Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 7-12, 1997.
  • Laskey A, Barone C, Jimenez DF, Braddock SR: Orbital hypertelorism in Filipino sincipital encephalocele patients. Student Research Day, University of Missouri-Columbia. Presented November 12, 1997.
  • Braddock S, Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Gueverra M, Nicodemus H, Tongson T. Anterior encephaloceles in the Philippines: Clinical phenotypes, associations and prognosis. Proceedings of the Greenwood Genetics Center 15:131, 1996. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF and Barone CM. Nasofrontal encephaloceles: A new single stage surgical approach. 19th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; January 28- February 3, 1996. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Treatment of nasofrontal encephaloceles: Pitfalls, complications and solutions. American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 1996. Abstract.
  • Barone CM and Jimenez DF. Endoscopic craniectomy for release of stenosed sagittal suture. Endoscopic Surgery Symposium; July 25-28, 1996. Abstract.
  • Braddock SR, Murray J, Jimenez DF, Gueverra M, and Tongson T. Isolated frontonasal malformation as a familial recessive disorder. Presented at the XVII David W. Smith Workshop on Malformation and Morphogenesis. Proceedings of the Greenwood Genetic Center. Lake Arrowhead CA, September 26 - October 1, 1996.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF and Nobles A. Endoscopic craniectomy for release of stenosed sagittal suture. ASMS/PSEF The Role of Endoscopic and Distraction Techniques in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery: New technology or Improved Results? Free Paper Session; Dallas, Texas, November 8, 1996. Abstract.
  • Braddock S, Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Gueverra M, Nicodemus H, Tongson T. Anterior encephaloceles in the Philippines: Clinical phenotypes, associations and prognosis. Am J Hum Genet 57:A84, 1995. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, and Gibbs SR. The use of cell saver in synostotic craniofacial surgery. 44th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; October 1-6, 1994. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF and Barone CM. The sunrise technique: The correction of occipital plagiocephaly using bandeau, occipital plate and radial osteotomies. 44th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; October 1-6, 1994. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF. The use of cell saver in craniofacial surgery. 51st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16-21, 1994. Abstract.
  • Kirk JA, Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Parental teaching in craniofacial surgery. 51st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16-21, 1994. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Management of craniosynostosis: Plastic surgery and neurosurgical perspective. 51st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16-21, 1994. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Synostotic craniofacial surgery: Clinical assessment of the intra and postoperative period. 51st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16-21, 1994. Abstract.
  • Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Argamaso R, Goodrich J, Shprintzen: The role of the asterion in lambdoidal synostosis. 5th Biannual Meeting of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery; October 24-26, 1993. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Argamaso RV, Bello J. Phantom craniofacial surgery using 3-D CT reconstructions. Plastic Surgery Forum. 1992;15. Abstract.
  • Argamaso R, Sterman H, Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Goodrich JT. The "tiara"-keystone in the surgical correction of craniosynostosis. Annual American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 50th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19-24, 1993. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Eisig S, Jimenez DF, Shprintzen R, Argamaso R. Achondroplasia: Presurgical and surgical consideration for midface advancement. Annual American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 50th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19-24, 1993. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Ferder M, Jimenez DF, Grossman L, Hall C, Strauch B, Argamaso R. Distraction of the frontal bone outside the cranial plane: A rabbit model. Annual American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 50th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19-24, 1993. Abstract.
  • Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Goodrich JT, Argamaso R, Sphrintzen R. Asterion region synostosis. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 50th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19-24, 1993. Abstract.
  • Goodrich JT, Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Kantrowitz A, Argamaso R. Split thickness calvarial bone grafts in complex craniofacial and anterior skull base surgery. First International Skull Base Congress, Hanover, Germany, June 16, 1992. Abstract.