If the head of your child is growing non-proportionally, and none of the other symptoms of craniosynostosis are apparent, then there is a higher possibility that your child is not suffering from this disorder. But, he has been mostly lying on any one side of the head. For treating such problems, cranial moulds or helmets are used to bring the skull back in proper shape.
The best treatment for your child suffering from craniosynostosis is surgery. Selection of surgery shall be done by considering the age of your child, type of craniosynostosis, and the extent of damage occurred to the cranial bones, nerves and the brain. The best age for operating your child is between three to eight months because in this time period, bones are soft and easy to be operated on and the child becomes capable of dealing with any blood loss.
Surgery is carried out in order to treat any disfigured portions of the face and head and to relieve the developed pressure inside the skull. Anyone from the following surgeries will be selected for your child.
Traditional Surgery: An incision is made into the cranial bones to treat the area affected by craniosynostosis. Sometimes plates and screws made of special materials are used to hold the bones in place.
Endoscopic Surgery: An incision is made in the head over the suture(s) that have been affected and an endoscope is passed through it and the closed suture is opened.