craniosynostosis

(redirected from Cloverleaf skull)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

craniosynostosis

 [kra″ne-o-sin″os-to´sis]
premature closure of the cranial sutures, resulting in skull deformities such as oxycephaly, plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, or trigonocephaly.
Examples of craniosynostosis.
See illustration.

cra·ni·o·syn·os·to·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sin'os-tō'sis), [MIM*218500]
Premature ossification of the cranium and obliteration of the sutures. The particular sutures involved determine the resultant shape of the malformed head.
Synonym(s): craniostosis

craniosynostosis

/cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis/ (kra″ne-o-sin″os-to´sis) premature closure of the sutures of the skull.

craniosynostosis

Craniostosis Pediatrics Premature closure of one or more cranial bony sutures; sagittal suture CSO is more common in ♂; coronal suture CSO is often associated with inherited disease

cra·ni·o·syn·os·to·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sin'os-tō'sis)
Premature ossification of the cranium and closure of the sutures.

craniosynostosis

Premature fusion of the suture joints of the skull, usually occurring before birth and leading to a severe skull deformity. The condition can be caused by a mutation of the gene for a fibroblast growth factor receptor.

Craniosynostosis

A premature closure of one or more of the joints (fissures) between the bones of the skull, which causes an abnormally shaped skull.
Mentioned in: Papilledema

cra·ni·o·syn·os·to·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sin'os-tō'sis) [MIM*218500]
Premature ossification of cranium and obliteration of sutures.

craniosynostosis (krā´nēōsin´ostō´sis),

n premature fusion of the cranial sutures resulting in a malformed head, which may lead to an increase in intracranial pressure and consequential brain damage.

craniosynostosis

premature closure of the cranial sutures.
References in periodicals archive ?
Manchester Crown Court had earlier heard that psychiatric nurse Watts was devoted to Abigail, who was dubbed Britain's most disabled child after being born with the rare cloverleaf skull syndrome.