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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cra·ni·o·syn·os·to·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sin'os-tō'sis)
Premature ossification of the cranium and closure of the sutures.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cra·ni·o·syn·os·to·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sin'os-tō'sis) [MIM*218500]
Premature ossification of cranium and obliteration of sutures.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012