Brachycephaly (bicoronal synostosis)

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

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Abnormal shape of head since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 8 months
Gender: Male

Early closure of bilateral coronal sutures giving the appearance of brachycephaly.

Open metopic suture. ​Sagittal and bilateral lambdoid sutures are also open.

Case Discussion

Craniosynostosis refers to the premature closure of cranial sutures. Brachycephaly (literally, "short head") results from a bicoronal and/or bilambdoid craniosynostosis.

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Case information

rID: 53946
Case created: 15th Jun 2017
Last edited: 5th Jul 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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