scaphocephaly

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scaphocephaly

 [skaf″o-sef´ah-le]
abnormal length and narrowness of the skull as a result of premature closure of the sagittal suture. adj., adj scaphocephal´ic, scaphoceph´alous.

scaph·o·ceph·a·ly

(skaf'ō-sef'ă-lē),
A form of craniosynostosis that results in a long, narrow head in which the parietal eminences are absent and frontal and occiptal protrusions are conspicuous; there may be a crest indicating the site of a prenatally closed sagittal suture; sometimes accompanied by mental retardation.
[scapho- + G. kephalē, head]
A defect in infant skull shape caused by premature closure of the sagittal, parietotemporal, sphenotemporal, and sphenoparietal sutures, resulting in an anteroposterior elongation of the skull

scaphocephaly

Boat-shaped skull Pediatrics A defect in infant skull shape caused by premature closure of the sagittal, parietotemporal, sphenotemporal, and sphenoparietal sutures, resulting in an anteroposterior elongation of the skull. See Craniostenosis.

scaph·o·ceph·a·ly

(skaf'ŏ-sef'ă-lē)
A form of craniosynostosis that results in a long narrow head.
Synonym(s): cymbocephaly, sagittal synostosis, scaphocephalism, tectocephaly.
[scapho- + G. kephalē, head]