Occipital Protuberance of the skull Reduction Surgery

The patient’s friend refers him to Dr SM Balaji for deformity correction

The patient is a young man with a bony unevenness in his posterior occipital region. This has been present ever since he can remember. He recently came to know from a friend that this irregularity could be set right. His friend referred him to Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai.

Dr SM Balaji explains treatment plan to the patient

He presented to our hospital and Dr S M Balaji, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, examined him. Dr S M Balaji ordered a 3D axial CT scan along with accompanying laboratory tests. He explained the surgical process to the patient. The patient was in complete agreement with the treatment plan.

Surgical procedure performed on the patient

Under general anesthesia, a 3 inch vertical incision was first marked out. This was over the irregularity in the occipital bone. The posterior scalp was first incised and reflected. The bone was then exposed and then trimmed using surgical burs until the surface was even and smooth. The incision was then closed in layers with sutures and staples.

The patient expressed his satisfaction at the results of the surgery to Dr. Balaji. He was then discharged from the hospital.

Surgery Video

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