Starship Paediatric Neurosurgery
Public Service, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics
Craniosynostosis is a disorder in which there is early fusion of the sutures of the skull in childhood. It produces an abnormally shaped head and, at times, appearance of the face. The deformity varies significantly depending on the sutures or suture involved. Surgical correction may be necessary to improve appearance and provide space for the brain to grow. Children with this condition are seen in the Craniofacial Clinic at Superclinic in Manakau and have their surgery at Starship with a combined approach from the Plastic Surgeon and the Neurosurgeon.