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Type: Journal article
Title: Bilambdoid and posterior sagittal synostosis: The Mercedes Benz Syndrome
Author: Moore, M.
Abbott, A.
Netherway, D.
Menard, R.
Hanieh, A.
Citation: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 1998; 9(5):417-422
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 1536-3732
1536-3732
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Moore, Mark H., Abbott, Amanda H., Netherway, David J., Menard, Robert and Hanieh, Ahmad
Abstract: A consistent pattern of craniosynostosis in the sagittal and bilateral lambdoid sutures is described in three patients. The external cranial ridging associated with fusion of these sutures produces a characteristic triradiate, or "Mercedes Benz," appearance to the posterior skull. Locally marked growth restriction is evident in the posterior fossa with compensatory secondary expansion of the anterior fossa manifesting a degree of frontal bossing which mimics bicoronal synostosis. Although this appearance could lead to inadvertent surgery in the frontal region, attention to the occipital region with wide early suture excision and vault shaping is indicated.
Keywords: Lambdoid synostosis; sagittal synostosis
Rights: © 1998 Mutaz B. Habal, MD.
RMID: 0030004594
DOI: 10.1097/00001665-199809000-00003
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