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What is Craniosynostosis?

What is 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.
  • Craniosynostosis: Premature closure of one or more sutures of the skull.
    Source - Diseases Database

Craniosynostosis: Introduction

Types of Craniosynostosis:

Broader types of Craniosynostosis:

How serious is Craniosynostosis?

Complications of Craniosynostosis: see complications of Craniosynostosis
Prognosis of 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)

What causes Craniosynostosis?

Causes of Craniosynostosis: see causes of Craniosynostosis

What are the symptoms of Craniosynostosis?

Symptoms of Craniosynostosis: see symptoms of Craniosynostosis

Complications of Craniosynostosis: see complications of Craniosynostosis

Can anyone else get Craniosynostosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Craniosynostosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Craniosynostosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Craniosynostosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Craniosynostosis: Neonatologist, Neurologist, Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Craniosynostosis.
Treatments for Craniosynostosis: see treatments for Craniosynostosis

Organs Affected by Craniosynostosis:

Organs and body systems related to Craniosynostosis include:

Name and Aliases of Craniosynostosis

Main name of condition: Craniosynostosis

Class of Condition for Craniosynostosis: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Craniosynostosis:

Craniostenosis, CSO, Craniosynostosis (generic term)

Premature closure of cranial sutures Source - Diseases Database

Craniosynostosis: Related Conditions

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