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UK-wide consortium to transform treatment for children and young people with arthritis and uveitis

Researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) will lead a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new, targeted treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.

Sagittal craniectomy with barrel staving

The sagittal craniectomy with barrel staving operation is used to correct an abnormal head shape. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation sagittal craniectomy with barrel staving, and how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.

Spring-assisted cranioplasty

Spring-assisted cranioplasty is a type of operation used to correct the abnormal head shape seen in children with sagittal craniosynostosis. It involves removing a tiny piece of skull bone, making cuts (osteotomies) either side of the fused sagittal suture and inserting metal springs that gradually widen the gap, which encourages new bone to grow in between the two cut surfaces. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the spring-assisted cranioplasty operation, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders. It explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.

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