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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The plan of effective treatment in craniosynostoses comprises surgical treatment of skull deformation.
Craniosynostoses; molecular genetics, principles of diagnosis, and treatment.
It and other craniosynostoses can lead to increased intracranial pressure, facial deformity, and other problems, and they require surgery to remove the closed suture and reshape the skull.
This model was available for mature surgeons for preoperative surgical planning and with the goal to find new techniques, predict the outcome of the operation, use the model in all complex and syndromic craniosynostoses for both better results and reducing the operative time and associated blood loss.
To standardize and simplify the procedures for diagnosing craniosynostoses, we first set up DHPLC conditions for scanning a selected panel of gene regions where the majority of mutations have been found.