Non-syndromic craneosinostosis. Experience of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Service of Baca Ortiz Hospital 2012 - 2017. Quito - Ecuador.

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Torres A.1, Zambrano E.2, Castro J.1, Bernal J.1, Correa F. 1, Jara A.1, Espín M.1, Díaz  Dayani.1




            The management of children with nonsyndromic craniosynostosis has been a topic of continuous neurosurgical interest, changing over time with the advent of new diagnostic and surgical techniques. It is important to have references of such management of pediatric neurosurgical centers, for which we expose our experience of 6 years. Describe the type of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis, its age of presentation, surgical technique used, complications and hospital stay.

This is a retrospective, descriptive and cross-sectional study that includes all pediatric patients diagnosed with nonsyndromic craniosynostosis surgically treated at the Neurosurgery Service of the Baca Ortiz Hospital, during the years 2012 to 2017, using the records of the clinical records that are stored in the Department of Statistics and in the files of the Neurosurgery Service of our Institution.

A total of 142 patients with nonsyndromic craniosynostosis were treated for 6 years, with the male sex being the most affected and scaphocephaly the most frequent type of cranial synostosis, without presenting statistically significant changes in relation to surgical time, transoperative bleeding and hospital stay.

Key Words: Craniosynostosis, surgical time, transoperative bleeding, hospital stay.


  1. Hospital Pediátrico Baca Ortiz, Ciudad de Ecuador
  1. Universidad San Francisco de Quito Ecuador.