Craniosynostosis

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
medpix case - craniosynostosis; idiopathic scaphocephaly "medpix case - craniosynostosis; idiopathic scaphocephaly", by Original Source: Mark L Harshany; Author: Mark L Harshany (Brooke Army Medical Center); Approved By: Paul M Sherman (David Grant USAF Medical Center);. ....

Craniosynostosis is an abnormality in which one or more stitches on a baby's head closes earlier than typical. Early closing of a stitch causes the infant to have unusually shaped head. Abnormal development of the base of the head and the membranes around the head bones is thought to influence the movement and position of the bones as they grow. Most children with craniosynostosis are otherwise healthy and balanced and have normal knowledge. No "soft area" on the newborn's skull; A raised difficult ridge along the affected stitches; Unusual head shape; Slow or no increase in the head dimension with time as the baby grows; Sagittal synostosis is one of the most common type. Babies' heads are available in all sizes and shapes. Yet your baby might have a trouble like craniosynostosis if: their head is slim and long, like a rugby ball; their forehead is sharp or triangular; 1 side of their head is flattened or protruding out; the soft place on the top of their head goes away before they're 1 year old; their head appears small compared to their body. If the problem is mild, it might not be noticeable up until your child is older. If it might be craniosynostosis or a common trouble in infants called flat head syndrome, they can inspect. Craniosynostosis is a birth issue in which one or more of the fibrous joints in between the bones of your infant's skull close prematurely, before your baby's brain is totally formed. Craniosynostosis usually involves premature blend of a solitary cranial suture, but can entail more than one of the sutures in your child's head. Although neurological damage can occur in severe cases, most children have normal cognitive advancement and accomplish good cosmetic results after surgery.

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