Cloverleaf skull, also known as kleeblattschädel, refers to a type of severe craniosynostosis which gives the skull a cloverleaf shape. It typically results from intrauterine premature closure of sagittal, coronal and lambdoid sutures.
It is usually seen in the context of the following conditions:
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