craniostenosis


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craniostenosis

 [kra″ne-o-stĕ-no´sis]
deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the cranial sutures.

cra·ni·o·ste·no·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sten-ō'sis),
Premature closure of cranial sutures resulting in malformation of the cranium.
[cranio- + G. stenōsis, a narrowing]

craniostenosis

/cra·nio·ste·no·sis/ (-stĕ-no´sis) deformity of the skull caused by craniosynostosis, with consequent cessation of skull growth.

craniostenosis

(krā′nē-ō-stə-nō′sĭs)
n.
Premature closure of the cranial sutures, resulting in malformation of the skull.

craniostenosis

[krā′nē·ō′stənō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, kranion + stenos, narrow, osis, condition
a congenital deformity of the skull that results from premature closure of the sutures between the cranial bones. The severity of the malformation depends on which sutures close, the point in the developmental process where the closure occurred, and the success or failure of the other sutures to compensate by expansion. Impaired brain growth may or may not be involved. The most common form of the condition is permanent closure of the sagittal suture with anteroposterior elongation of the skull. Surgery is generally indicated when multiple sutures are fused to relieve cerebral pressure and may be performed for cosmetic reasons. See also brachycephaly, oxycephaly, plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly. craniostenotic, adj.

cra·ni·o·ste·no·sis

(krā'nē-ō-stĕ-nō'sis)
Premature closure of cranial sutures resulting in malformation of the cranium.
[cranio- + G. stenōsis, a narrowing]

craniostenosis

Premature closure of the FONTANELLES and fusion of the cranial sutures so that the skull remains small and underdeveloped.

craniostenosis

premature fusion of cranial sutures causing skull malformation, e.g. Apert's syndrome

craniostenosis (krāˈ·nē·ō·ste·nōˑ·sis),

n birth defect in which the sutures between the cranial bones close prematurely.

craniostenosis

deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the cranial sutures.