Scaphocephaly - in adult

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Recent headache and confusion, ? encephalitis

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Markedly dolichocephalic skull (i.e. long and thin with normal brain structures).

Case Discussion

Premature fusion of the sagittal suture is the most common synostosis and is usually "benign" with regard to the brain producing a cosmetically long and narrow skull, but no abnormal pressure effects on the brain.

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Case information

rID: 27000
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 25th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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