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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You can find more information on the NHS Choices page on craniosynostosis, and find the Cranio Ribbons group on Facebook.
4) the prevalence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) after craniosynostosis correction surgery was 35%, pointing to hypothermia as a probable causal factor according to the internal post hoc analyses.
Craniosynostosis may develop if the follow-up is not pursued appropriately.
Craniosynostosis often leads to developmental delays and life-threatening elevated pressure in the brain.
Additionally, nonimmunologic symptoms are seen, including characteristic facial features, scoliosis, recurrent bone fractures following minor trauma, retained primary dentition, joint hyperflexibility, and craniosynostosis (Table 1).
Disorders must be ruled out such as hydrocephalus, or craniosynostosis (stenosed cranial sutures) which requires early intervention and surgery to release the sutures to allow for proper brain growth.
Evaluating infants for PSD is part of the routine physical exam, and when the condition is noted, the exam should also differentiate PSD from other causes of skull deformity, such as craniosynostosis.
But in surgery they found Ben had a rare condition called craniosynostosis - which causes the plates in the skull to fuse together too quickly after birth.
9) Women aged 40 or older have an increased risk of having a fetus with cardiac defects, esophageal atresia, hypospadias, and craniosynostosis.
IN A first of its kind operation, a team of doctors at AIIMS have successfully operated upon twin babies -- with rare AB - ve blood group -- who were suffering from craniosynostosis, a condition of early fusion of the skull sutures ( specialised joints) leading to restriction in brain growth and cosmetic disfiguring.
1) These variations are seen more frequently in patients with syndromes of craniosynostosis, osteodysplasia, and Down syndrome (hypoplasia of the frontal sinus)).