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At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this surgery and invite you to participate. Please read the following information to learn about the surgery and how you can help.
For moderate to severe cases of metopic craniosynostosis or coronal craniosynostosis, one of the surgeries we perform is called a fronto-orbital advancement.
Fronto-orbital advancement is a surgery used to reshape and reposition the bones of the forehead and orbits. The surgery is typically performed around 12 months of age.
A “zigzag" or bicoronal incision is made on the top of head from ear-to ear. This makes the scar less conspicuous. The goal is to restore normal contour. UPMC Children's plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons perform this surgery.
The appearance change is immediate. The brow can look “angry" or overcorrected that they grow into with time. The procedure takes five to six hours.
Risks include but are not limited to the following:
We monitor vitals and pulse oximetry. They will have an IV for pain medication and transition to medications by mouth when eating/drinking.
The eyes typically swell shut between first and second day post op. This typically subsides and they will reopen at day 3 to 5 post operatively. There will be a white head dressing placed that will be removed on post operative day 2 to 3. Some swelling and bruising is common after this surgery that improves with time. Incision site cared for starting on post operative day two with normal bathing (no submerging) and one week of bacitracin antibiotic ointment application.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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