Last revised by Joshua Yap on 15 Apr 2023

Brachycephaly refers to a calvarial shape where the bi-parietal diameter to fronto-occipital diameter approaches the 95th percentile. It can result from a craniosynostosis involving the coronal and lambdoid sutures.

Brachycephaly can be associated with numerous syndromes which include:

The head may appear rounder than usual on an axial scan and the cephalic index is increased.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1 : with concurrent plagiocephaly
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  • Case 2
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  • Case 3: with left sided lambdoid suture closure
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  • Case 4
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  • Case 5: bi-coronal and bi-lambdoid synostosis
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  • Case 6
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