craniosynostosis

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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.
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6) The presence of a characteristic cloverleaf skull with telephone receiver appearance of humerii and femora with platyspondyly differentiates TD from the other causes of severe short stature.
ANTENATAL DIAGNOSIS: Prenatal sonography in the second trimester may reveal polyhydramnios with the classical skeletal features like cloverleaf skull, bell shaped thorax, micromelia, broadened and flattened ribs, ovoid vertebral bodies and pulmonary hypoplasia.
The pelvic bones and vertebral columns are underdeveloped, cloverleaf skull may or may not be present.
S] My 3-year-old daughter was born with the cloverleaf skull deformity (also known as Kleeblattschadel), which is a severe form of craniosynostosis characterized by premature fusion of the bones of the skull.
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.