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Craniosynostosis treatment in Turkey, Prices of Istanbul Clinics

Several congenital diseases can affect babies, including skull malformations. One of these anomalies is Craniosynostosis, which is considered rare. It consists of a premature closure of the cranial sutures, which subsequently causes deformation of the brain.

With early treatment of craniosynostosis in Turkey, in one of our best partner clinics, affected children can make a full recovery to lead a healthy life.

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Who is this procedure for?
  • Children with craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly, brachycephaly, trigonocephaly)
  • People with syndromic craniostenosis (Crouzon, Apert, Muenke...)
  • Adults who have suffered an accident that has changed the shape of the skull
Side effects
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Pain
  • Neurological complications
  • Blood loss
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • 47 min
Recovery time
  • 3 days hospitalization

What is craniosynostosis?

One of the childhood diseases that can affect the skull appearance, especially the sutures, is craniosynostosis or also known as craniostenosis. It occurs when the joints between the bones ossify before the brain is fully formed. The disease reflects genetic mutations, whether spontaneous or caused by an external agent, which results in an abnormal shape and size of the skull.
However, craniosynostosis can be acquired as a result of infection or injury. This anomaly prevents the brain from growing and influences the patient's quality of life later on.

Signs of craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis symptoms depend on the type of cranial suture involved and the severity of its defect. The signs may impact the physical appearance of the affected individual, as well as include various disorders in other parts of the body.

Physical deformities

One of the most known signs of craniosynostosis is skull deformation. This is where the early closure of the cranium sutures leads to stagnation of its perimeter. The possible deformities are translated by :

  • A flat head
  • A bell-shaped head
  • A head in the shape of a tower

Another symptom of craniostenosis is the appearance of a bump on the skull. This is where the fontanelles (the soft areas on the newborn's head) fuse early. The deformity depends on the type of defective suture: 

  • Sagittal suture: leading to a long and narrow skull
  • Coronal suture: results in a short and wide or diagonal skull
  • Metopic suture: giving a triangular and pointed forehead
  • Lambdoid suture: resulting in hypoplasia and asymmetry at the back of the skull

These symptoms are treated by our partner clinics in Turkey at a competitive price. Do not hesitate to ask to be contacted for more information.

Functional disorders

Several disorders can be caused by craniostenosis. They can affect the respiratory system as well as the eyes. For example, nighttime breathing may be impaired by pauses in breathing or by wheezing during sleep. The eyes may also suffer from loss of vision or appear cross-eyed. A developmental delay is highly possible due to premature calcification of the sutures. The baby cannot easily get to sit, stand or even walk.

Craniostenosis Treatment in Turkey

Early ossification of cranial synfibrosis is treated in Turkey by renowned neurosurgeons. In this regard, Turquie Santé provides its patients with a wide selection of the best clinics in Istanbul, Turkey. Generally, our partner health institutions are accredited with the most developed technological tools and competent personnel. Depending on the severity of the craniosynostosis and the age of the patient, the most appropriate treatment will be chosen.

Following a diagnosis established by a CT scan, the detection of pathological sutures or focal cerebral pathology is still possible. In case of severe craniostenosis, our neurosurgery experts in Turkey choose surgery that should be performed as early as possible to prevent the disease from worsening.

Subsequently, the surgery that should be performed during the first months of life involves opening the fused sutures. It is because of a reorientation of the affected cranial bone and a resumption of normal skull growth that surgery is accomplished. Thus, the surgeon proceeds with one of two methods: 

  • Endoscopy: often performed for the management of frontal craniostenosis through the incision.
  • Craniectomy: involves removing part of the skull bone to reshape it.
  • Osteotomy: consists of making an expansion by an incision in the bone to promote its growth.
  • Osteodistraction: the stretching of the skull bones using specific devices.

Several procedures can be combined by our neurosurgeons in Turkey for optimal results. It is important to note that the shaping of the skull is facilitated by wearing a cranial correction helmet following the surgery.

Price of premature suture ossification treatment in Turkey

The surgery should not be performed after the first year of birth. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby's brain, especially during the first three months. In addition, the malleable aspect of the newborn's skull gives a better chance for a permanent correction of the brain shape.

Don't waste your time and treat this malformation at the best price in Turkey from now. Start by requesting a free personalized quote and booking your medical stay. Our assistants will be with you at every step to meet your needs.

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Last update : 28/05/2024

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