Mayo Clinic researchers study craniosynostosis and other neurological conditions. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the genetic causes of syndromic craniosynostosis, but the causes of most nonsyndromic cases remain unknown. Mayo Clinic researchers are analyzing bone removed during craniosynostosis surgery in a genome-wide search for novel genes for the condition.

Other research at Mayo Clinic involves the use of MRI rather than CT scans for diagnosis and treatment of craniosynostosis, strategies for minimizing blood transfusion during surgery, and the use of magnetic resonance elastography as a noninvasive way to measure intracranial pressure.

Read more on neurosurgery research at Mayo Clinic.


See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on craniosynostosis on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.