cloverleaf skull deformity

cloverleaf skull deformity

a congenital defect characterized by a trilobed skull, resulting from the premature closure of multiple cranial sutures during embryonic development. The condition is associated with hydrocephalus, facial anomalies, and skeletal deformities.
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In addition, bowed limbs, soft tissue redundancy, flattened vertebral bodies (platyspondyly) with a narrow spinal canal and cloverleaf skull deformity also have been reported.