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Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis: Introduction

Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is a congenital anomaly characterized by premature closure—before the completion of brain growth—of one or more ... more about Craniosynostosis.

Craniosynostosis: A defect involving the fusion of one or more bones in the skull before it has finished growing which affects the head size and shape and can affect the growth of the brain. The defect is often associated with other conditions. Symptoms are determined by which skull bones are prematurely fused. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Craniosynostosis is available below.

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Craniosynostosis: Complications

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Causes of Craniosynostosis

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Prognosis for Craniosynostosis

Prognosis for Craniosynostosis: Prognosis for craniosynostosis varies depending on whether single or multiple sutures are involved and the presence of associated abnormalities. Prognosis is better for those with single suture involvement and no associated abnormalities. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Craniosynostosis Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a congenital anomaly characterized by premature closure—before the completion of brain growth—of one or more cranial sutures (the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull). The disorder results in an abnormality of the shape of the skull. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Craniosynostosis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Craniosynostosis:

Premature closure of one or more sutures of the skull. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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