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scaphocephaly

 [skaf″o-sef´ah-le]
abnormal length and narrowness of the skull as a result of premature closure of the sagittal suture. adj., adj scaphocephal´ic, scaphoceph´alous.

scaph·o·ceph·a·ly

(skaf'ō-sef'ă-lē),
A form of craniosynostosis that results in a long, narrow head in which the parietal eminences are absent and frontal and occiptal protrusions are conspicuous; there may be a crest indicating the site of a prenatally closed sagittal suture; sometimes accompanied by mental retardation.
[scapho- + G. kephalē, head]

scaphocephaly

/scapho·ceph·a·ly/ (skaf″o-sef´ah-le) abnormal length and narrowness of the skull as a result of premature closure of the sagittal suture.scaphocephal´icscaphoceph´alous

scaphocephaly

[skaf′ōsef′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, skaphe, skiff, kephale, head
a congenital malformation of the skull in which premature closure of the sagittal suture results in restricted lateral growth of the head, giving it an abnormally long narrow appearance with a cephalic index of 75 or less. Also called dolichocephaly, mecocephaly, scaphocephalis, scaphocephalism. See also craniostenosis. scaphocephalic, scaphocephalous, adj.
A defect in infant skull shape caused by premature closure of the sagittal, parietotemporal, sphenotemporal, and sphenoparietal sutures, resulting in an anteroposterior elongation of the skull

scaphocephaly

Boat-shaped skull Pediatrics A defect in infant skull shape caused by premature closure of the sagittal, parietotemporal, sphenotemporal, and sphenoparietal sutures, resulting in an anteroposterior elongation of the skull. See Craniostenosis.

scaph·o·ceph·a·ly

(skaf'ŏ-sef'ă-lē)
A form of craniosynostosis that results in a long narrow head.
Synonym(s): cymbocephaly, sagittal synostosis, scaphocephalism, tectocephaly.
[scapho- + G. kephalē, head]

scaphocephaly (skaˈ·fō·seˑ·f·lē),

n transverse compression of the skull resulting in a midsagittal ridge. Also called
hatchet head or
scaphoid head.