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Craniosynostosis

Posted: Sep, 21 2018

Cranosynostosis is premature fusion of the cranial sutures (the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull) in an infant, preventing normal growth of the baby’s head. This is a common condition that is subdivided into scaphocephaly, trigonocephaly, brachycephaly, plagiocephaly, oxycephaly, and turricephaly. Complex premature suture fusion is associated with Apert, Crouzon, Kleeblattsch├Ądel, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen and Carpenter syndromes.