Newswise — Charlottesville, VA (April 1, 2021). The April issue of Neurosurgical Focus (Vol. 50, No. 4 []) presents twelve articles and two editorials on management of single-suture craniosynostosis. Endoscopic and open surgical procedures are described and discussed, as are timing of surgery, remodeling orthotics (cranial helmets), the role of epigenetics in craniosynostosis, the effect of disparities in healthcare access on treatment, and more. 

Topic editors:            Concezio Di Rocco, John R. W. Kestle, Richard Hayward, and Jesse A. Taylor


Contents of the April issue:

  • “Introduction. Controversies in the management of single-suture craniosynostosis” by Concezio Di Rocco et al.
  • “Quantitative and qualitative comparison of morphometric outcomes after endoscopic and conventional correction of sagittal and metopic craniosynostosis versus control groups” by Matthias Schulz et al.
  • “Management of sagittal synostosis in the Synostosis Research Group: baseline data and early outcomes” by Cordell M. Baker et al.
  • “Coronal and lambdoid suture evolution following total vault remodeling for scaphocephaly” by Pierre-Aurélien Beuriat et al.
  • “The need for overcorrection: evaluation of computer-assisted, virtually planned, fronto-orbital advancement using postoperative 3D photography” by Nicole Frank et al.
  • “Partial suturectomy for phenotypical craniosynostosis caused by incomplete fusion of cranial sutures: a novel surgical solution” by David C. Lobb et al.
  • “Improved cephalic index following early cranial vault remodeling in patients with isolated nonsyndromic sagittal synostosis” by Arvid Frostell et al.
  • “Ultra-early synostectomy and cranial remodeling orthoses in the management of craniosynostoses” by Aaron Mohanty et al.
  • “Editorial. Is the helmet doing most of the job in the endoscopic correction of craniosynostosis?” by Concezio Di Rocco
  • “Single-suture craniosynostosis and the epigenome: current evidence and a review of epigenetic principles” by Othman Bin Alamer et al.
  • “Hydrocephalus treatment in patients with craniosynostosis: an analysis from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective registry” by Christopher M. Bonfield et al.
  • “Disappointing results of spring-assisted cranial vault expansion in patients with Crouzon syndrome presenting with sagittal synostosis” by Alexander T. Wilson et al.
  • “Impact of health disparities on treatment for single-suture craniosynostosis in an era of multimodal care” by Caitlin Hoffman et al.
  • “Editorial. Disparities in access to healthcare and the neurosurgeon” by Richard Hayward
  • “Sport participation and related head injuries following craniosynostosis correction: a survey study” by Aaron M. Yengo-Kahn et al.
  • “Erratum. Biographies of international women leaders in neurosurgery” by Katherine M. Berry

Please join us in reading this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus.




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Neurosurgical Focus, an online-only, monthly, peer-reviewed journal, covers a different neurosurgery-related topic in depth each month and is available free to all readers at Enhanced by color images and video clips, each issue constitutes a state-of-the-art "textbook chapter" in the field of neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus is one of six journals published by the JNS Publishing Group, the scholarly journal division of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Other peer-reviewed journals published by the JNS Publishing Group each month include Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Neurosurgical Focus: Video, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons. All six journals can be accessed at

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. For more information, visit

Journal Link: Neurosurgical Focus, April 2021