Cranial reconstruction at an older age

Posted on Sep 6, 2022

Older children who have been recently diagnosed with craniosynostosis are not candidates for an endoscopic surgery. However, many children who we see as second opinions, or who had delayed diagnoses, do quite well with cranial reconstruction at an older age. Parents may have concerns about the scar on the scalp after an open surgery, but in our experience, the scar is really not very noticeable.

Please call 973-326-9000 and ask to schedule an appointment if your child has or may have craniosynostosis. We are happy to provide second opinions and we can accommodate telehealth visits as well.

Cephalo (head) hematoma (blood clot) is a blood clot related to a difficult delivery of a baby. This can happen with NORMAL vaginal deliveries. This situation happens when some blood vessels under the skin tear or pop open, causing a “contained” blood clot.

We see hundreds of babies with cephalohematomas every year, in our office. 99% of the blood clots “dissipate” or go away with time, gentle massage and warm compresses. We monitor these babies over a few months.

CALCIFIED cephalohematomas are calcified clots, that did NOT go away. ONLY if they are very large, disfiguring, or if they cause severe torticollis, head turning, or other problems, do we ever consider surgery.

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From diagnosis to treatment, an expert at the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute explains plagiocephaly
BY TATIANA SIKORSKYJ, APN, RNFA Published: June 23, 2022

Cranial Remolding helmet worn for the treatment of plagiocephaly. This 9 month old child is wearing the helmet while eating solid food and wearing a bib

What is plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly (sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) is a common and treatable disorder in infants.

Plagiocephaly develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area due to prolonged pressure on that part of the head. Many babies develop plagiocephaly by sleeping regularly in one position. There are other types of plagiocephaly, some of which are caused by a serious condition called craniosynostosis. In craniosynostosis, the deformity is caused by premature closure of the fibrous joints (“sutures”) between the bones of the infant.

Treatment for plagiocephaly usually includes special exercises, physical therapy, varying sleep position or wearing corrective helmets.

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SAVE THE DATE!! – 11th Annual Gala 2022
Donating to the event helps in supporting
Kid Around the World!!

Craniofacial differences can have an impact on the emotional and psychological well-being of children around the world. We strive to provide children and their families the care and support they need to overcome these obstacles

Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or
50/50 raffle!

All donations help to support the NJ Craniofacial Center on their next mission trip!

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NJPNI’s March newsletter is out! Check it out as we discuss nutrition and brain health –

Check out this article by Rosy C. Franklin, Ryan A. Behmer Hansen, Jean M. Pierce, Diomedes J. Tsitouras and Catherine A. Mazzola – “Broken Promises to the People of Newark: A Historical Review of the Newark Uprising, the Newark Agreements, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Commitments to Newark” –

What an amazing event it was this year. A big Thank You to all that attended and helped contribute to such a great cause at this year’s event. Hope to see everyone at our event next year. Check out our photos from the 2021 NJ Craniofacial Center Gala. Enjoy!


Check out the pictures that were taken by “Enhance! Photo Booths” at our 10th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala. Enjoy!

The 10th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala is 1 Month Away!
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Donating to the event helps in supporting International Outreach!
Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or
50/50 raffle!
All donations help to support the NJ Craniofacial Center and Developing Faces, Inc
on their next mission trip!

Check out the latest issue of New Jersey Special Needs Guide below featuring our ads for New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute, New Jersey Concussion Center, and New Jersey Craniofacial Center!


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