Anterior plagiocephaly

Case contributed by Jijeesh K Meethal
Diagnosis almost certain


Abnormal head shape.

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male

CT scan head without contast


Axial and 3D reconstructions of the CT scan head show premature closure of unilateral (right side) coronal suture, head deformity and copper-beaten skull appearance. Radiological feature in favor of craniosynostosis with anterior plagiocephaly.

Case Discussion

Anterior plagiocephaly due to the early unilateral fusion of the coronal suture is associated with a clinical phenotype characterized by the unilateral flattening of the frontal bone and the orbit and by the distortion and maldevelopment of adjacent cranial and facial bones.

Ages of normal sutural/fontanelle closure 

My appreciation extending to Ajay Prashanth Dsouza ,HOD & consultant pediatric radiologist, Dr.Muhammed Anwar, Consultant Pediatric Radiologist, Jukha Shater Ali Ali AL Badawi , Radiology manager, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, for their valuable supports.

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