Brachycephaly

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Abnormal head shape.

Patient Data

Age: 7 months
Gender: Female
CT

CT-scan shows bilateral coronal sutures synostosis. Lambdoid sutures aren't prematurely closed in this patient. However, the bi-parietal diameter to fronto-occipital diameter  ratio approaches the 95th centile, with a rounded head shaped. This is compatible with brachycephaly.

Case Discussion

Other types of craniostenosis:

  • scaphocephaly: sagittal craniostenosis
  • plagiocephaly: unilateral asymmetric or multiple craniostenosis
  • oxycephaly: lambdoid, sagittal & coronal craniostenoses
  • turricephaly (towering skull): bilambdoid or bicoronal craniostenosis
  • brachycephaly: bilambdoid or bicoronal craniostenosis
  • Kleeblattschädel (cloverleaf skull): bicoronal and bilambdoid craniostenosis
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Case information

rID: 19076
Case created: 5th Aug 2012
Last edited: 18th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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