Trigonocephaly and cleft palate

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Patient Data

Age: 15 months
Gender: Female

There is a pointed/triangular appearance of the frontal bone, a result of premature closure of the metopic surture.

Case Discussion

Premature closure of the metopic surture has resulted in a triangular shaped head with anteriorly placed coronal surtures, characteristic for trigonocephaly.

There is also a cleft through the hard and soft palate on the right.

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Case information

rID: 14332
Published: 15th Jul 2011
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
System: Paediatrics
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