This term refers to the premature closing of joints or sutures in the skull.
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Craniosynostosis: 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. Craniosynostosis involving some but not all of the sutures causes an abnormally shaped skull. Premature closure of all of the sutures results in microcephaly (an abnormally small he
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<radiology> (sutural fusion) ... Sagittal (56%) scaphocephaly, coronal and lambdoidal (bilateral coronal: 11%) oxy-, turri- or acrocephaly Apert syndrome Crouzon syndrome Pfeiffer syndrome, unilateral coronal (11%) plagiocephaly, metopic trigonocephaly, ALL sutures Kleeblatschaedel, males (75%) ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(kra″ne-o-sin″os-to´sis) premature closure of the cranial sutures, resulting in skull deformities such as oxycephaly, plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, or trigonocephaly.
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any of several types of cranial deformitysometimes accompanied by other abnormalitiesthat result from the premature union of the skull vault bones. ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: krā′nē-ō-sin′os-tō′sis Definitions: 1. Premature ossification of the cranium and obliteration of the sutures. The particular sutures involved determine the resultant shape of the malformed head. Synonyms: craniostosis
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birth defect that affects the appearance of the head and development of the brain. Approximately one out of every 2,000 babies is affected with the condition. There are sutures, or connections, on the head that separate individual skull bones-almost like a puzzle. With craniosynostosis, one or more of the sutures will close prematurely and give...
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Craniosynostosis (from cranio, cranium; + syn, together; + ostosis relating to bone) is a condition in which one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant skull prematurely fuses by turning into bone (ossification), thereby changing the growth pattern of the skull. Because the skull cannot expand perpendicular to the fused suture, it compensates
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