Case contributed by Dr William D Albano


Left frontal bone asymmetry whith flattening of the frontal region and right orbital dystopia.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Male

Fusion of the left coronal suture (fibrous bone bridges along the suture)

Depression of the ipsilateral fronto-orbital region (harlequin eye deformity). 

Lack of pneumatization of the right mastoid air cells.

Case Discussion

Plagiocephaly is a common craniosynostosis that involves the early fusion of one or more skull plates, specifically the coronal suture.

CT scan confirms the clinical and radiological findings, and provides valuable information regarding the brain parenchyma. The extent of the fused suture with the maximum intensity projection (MIP) and volume rendering (VR) this 3D reconstructions provides more precise and careful treatment planning of patients.


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Case information

rID: 31557
Published: 26th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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