scaphocephalism


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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]

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]

scaphocephalism

, scaphocephaly (skaf?o-sef'a-lizm) (skaf?o-sef'a-le) [ scapho- + cephalo- + -ism]
A congenital deformity in which the skull has an elongated, boatlike shape due to premature closing of the sagittal suture.
Synonym: tectocephalyscaphocephalicscaphocephalous (skaf?o-se-fal'ik) (skaf?o-sef'a-lus), adjective