Coronal suture synostosis

Case contributed by Dr Yusra Sheikh


Referred for further imaging. Clinically had elevated and tilted orbits. Flattened and recessed frontal bone.

Patient Data

Age: 30 months
Gender: Female

There is deformity of the orbits with superolateral tilt (Harlequin deformity) on the frontal radiograph.

Forntal bone flattening with closed lambdoid sutures is demonstrated on the lateral view.

Case Discussion

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 bicoronal and/or bilambdoid sutures.

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Case information

rID: 44740
Published: 3rd May 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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