New developments in craniofacial surgery research Article Report uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy


  • The recent explosion in our understanding of developmental biology and genetics has enhanced our understanding of craniofacial biology. While it is not possible to summarize all new developments in craniofacial research, this article will review three areas: fetal models and surgery for craniofacial disorders, the biology of distraction osteogenesis, and the molecular mechanisms of cranial suture fusion. Numerous models of craniofacial disorders have been described, including small, short gestation and large, long gestation. The benefits and shortcomings of each are discussed. In addition, we discuss recent studies investigating the molecular mechanisms of mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Finally, we present a review of recent advances in the understanding of mechanisms of craniosynostosis, with particular emphasis on the biology of programmed cranial suture fusion in rodents.

publication date

  • September 1999



  • Report


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1597/1545-1569(1999)036<0377:NDICSR>2.3.CO;2

PubMed ID

  • 10499398

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 377

end page

  • 87


  • 36


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