国立研究開発法人 国立成育医療研究センター National Center for Child Health and Development

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Division of Plastic Surgery

We aim to deliver a range of effective, minimally invasive surgical treatments that take into account children’s
physical and psychological growth. Our department is also dedicated to the development of new minimally invasive techniques in plastic surgery.

Medical services

We manage a general outpatient clinic and two clinics specializing in treating cleft palates and infant head shape. The medical team at the cleft palate clinic manage the diagnosis and treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency, a condition in which the soft palate of the mouth cannot close. At the head shape clinic, our team coordinates the diagnosis and treatment of deformational plagiocephaly, a condition in which the head shape of a newborn baby is misshapen or asymmetrical. For this condition we provide helmet therapy using the Michigan cranial reshaping orthotic device.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Our team always searches for the best and least invasive treatments for our patients’ needs, such as microtia otoplasty using tissue expanders to treat external ear deformities. We have also established an active network within university hospitals, general hospitals and surgical clinics around Tokyo’s metropolitan area and we collaborate together as a team to provide the best possible treatments and outcomes for our patients.

Specialties

Craniofacial surgery, reconstructive procedures using autologous tissue grafting such as skin, cartilage and bone, vascularized tissue transfer with vascular anastomosis, wound care solutions.

Target diseases

Craniofacial deformities, including cleft lip and palate, ear deformities, microtia, craniosynostosis, brachial syndrome; congenital anomalies of the limbs, lymphatic tumors, alopecia

Advanced/specialized treatments

We are currently conducting a clinical trial of JACE, an autologous cultured epithelium product for the treatment of giant congenital pigmented nevus, in collaboration with St. Marianna University, Dokkyo Medical University and the Osaka City General Hospital.

Frequently performed tests

Surgical planning using three-dimensional organ modeling based on computed tomography (CT) scan data, evaluation of infant head shape using a laser scanner.