Craniosynostosis - dolichocephalic head

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Abnormal elongated head shape.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months old
Gender: Male

Abnormal head shape: elongation of the calvaria ventrodorsally and shortening of the calvaria transversely & cephalocaudally.The sagittal suture appears closed, premature synostosis, so the skull shape appears elongated giving dolichocephalic head.

The remaining sutures still opened with patent anterior frontanelle.

No hydrocephalus.

Case Discussion

Abnormal elongated boat shaped head on growing child. It occurs owing to premature closure of the sagittal suture.It is known as scaphocephaly (also dolichocephaly).   

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Case information

rID: 26838
Published: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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