- Immediate and often lasting correction of the deformity without any visible or palpable bony defects
- Drastically reduced occurrences of secondary surgeries
- More qualified surgeons available to perform CVR surgery
- CVR is most successful when performed on children younger than one year of age but is highly successful when performed on even older children
- Any complications with the duram or blood loss can be immediately handled.
- Most successful treatment for multi-suture synostosis and severe cranial deformity.
- Blood loss with the need of blood transfusions(although this risk can be greatly reduced with the use of procreate shots and blood recycling procedures.)
- Highly invasive surgery that last 5 to 9 hours typically
- Plates and screws most often are needed
- 48 hour stay in PICU required followed by 3 or 4 more days in hospital
- Swelling and bruising
In Other News..........
Meagan went back to the OR around 8:30am. Around 10:55am, Dr. Reisner (Neurosurgeon) came to see us... said Meagan did well the first part of the surgery. He has mostly finished his part of the brain surgery. He said her ridges are all broken and her bones removed. She did require a blood transfusion, and could need another before surgery is over. She seems to be tolerating the anesthesia fairly well so far.
Dr. Williams, the pedatric plastic surgeon, is now going to start to work on putting Meagan's head back together. Dr. Reisner went back to the OR in to be with Dr. Williams while he works. He said at least another 2 hours, but will update us as they work because that can change... could be more or less. Will update as we hear more.