Diagnosis and Clinical Evaluation

The comprehensive care of craniofacial patients requires the efforts of a multidisciplinary craniofacial team, including the pediatric neurosurgeon, craniofacial surgeon, geneticist, speech pathologist, nutritionist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, pediatrician, ophthalmologist and pulmonologist, in order to accurately diagnose, evaluate and treat their challenging problems. A careful history (including family, pregnancy and birth) and systemic evaluation, as well as a functional and aesthetic assessment, are vital to a successful outcome. Key physical-examination findings include height, weight, head circumference, head shape, head positioning, muscle tone, movements, airway noises, globe position, fundoscopic findings, intra-oral findings, facial morphology and extremity morphology. Imaging studies are an invaluable aid in evaluating patients with syndromic cran-iosynostosis. A skull series can help evaluate cranial sutures for signs of fusion; however, CT is more diagnostic in assessing the cranial vault as well as the brain. Three-dimensional reformatting can provide improved visualization of the deformity. MRI can provide a better view of the brain in assessing for signs of increased intracranial pressure.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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