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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Findings obtained in this effort led to the identification of a number of molecular defects in a cohort of patients in our department who were affected by various craniosynostoses.