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Trigonocephaly Brachycephaly Occipital plagiocephaly (metopic) (coronal, metopic) (unilateral lambdoid)

Craniosynostosis is a condition of premature closure of one or more sutures of the skull. This results in an abnormal growth and shape of the skull since growth will occur across sutures that are not affected but not across sutures that are affected. The figures above demonstrate different skull shapes associated with the various types of craniosynostosis. Scaphocephaly and frontal plagiocephaly are the more common types. The blue shading shows areas of maximal flattening. The red arrows show the direction of continued growth across the sutures, which is normal.

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