Analysis of the surgical treatment of craniosynostosis with different sutures between 2017 and 2019


  • Carlos Augusto Moura Santos Filho
  • Rayanna Souza Santos
  • Catarine Cruz Matos



Craniosynostosis, consequences, surgical treatment


Introduction: Craniosynostosis (CS) can be detected as a premature fusion of one or more sutures of skull bones, activating an abnormal cranial conformation, with variable consequences, from cranial hypertension to psychological disorders. Objective: To statistically analyze the occurrence of surgical treatment for craniosynostosis in the months of July 2017 to June 2019 at SUS. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective study based on data from the Ministry of Health – SUS hospital information system (SIH / SUS). Results and Discussion: 19,175 cases of surgical procedure for cranial surgery were used during this period. According to the month, most surgeries took place between the final months of the year until the first months of October 2018 and March 2019 with 6124 cases (31.9% of the total). Conclusion: It is important to develop continuing education strategies not only for health professionals, but also for family members as genetic counseling. Thus, an informative manual on facial expressions has been proposed for patients and family members, in addition to studies on patients with a social history.