craniosynostosis


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craniosynostosis

[‚krā·nē·ō‚sin·ə′stō·səs]
(medicine)
The union of separate cranial bones into a single bone structure.
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3,000 children suffer like Mia CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS is a rare condition and t is estimated that one in every 3,000 children is born with the condition.
Craniosynostosis in the forms of dolichocephaly, bracycephaly and trigonocephaly is common.
Board member for the Jorge Posada Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, in honor of their son and his successful struggle against craniosynostosis.
In this audit, we prospectively gathered data about every cranioplasty for craniosynostosis performed in a calendar year in Australia in children aged up to 24 months.
Carpenter syndrome manifests polysyndactyly and craniosynostosis with mental retardation and has recently been shown to be caused by mutations in the RAB23 gene (15).
However, one in every 2,000 babies is born with craniosynostosis, where the plates fuse and the skull becomes rigid, which leaves less room for the brain to grow, leading to developmental disabilities, and cranial and facial deformities.
Deformational plagiocephaly (DP), a frequently occurring pediatric condition, is characterised by changes in skull shape in the absence of craniosynostosis.
Contributing authors discuss ventricular anatomy and applications of technological breakthroughs, particularly fiberoptics, that have resulted in a revival of such procedures as a primary or adjunct surgical approach for treating intraventricular tumors, skull base tumors, craniosynostosis, degenerative spine disease, intracranial cysts, and cases of hydrocephalus in which shunting has been unsuccessful.
Crouzon syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease associated with a mutation in the fibroblast growth-factor receptor-2 gene; it is characterized by shallow orbits, premature craniosynostosis, maxillary hypoplasia, and growth hormone deficiency.
Shane, from Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, whose hearing, eyesight and balance have been affected by the bone condition, Craniosynostosis, has been a bit of a performer since he was a toddler.
I also correct developing problems like brain tumors, craniosynostosis (a condition involving the skull which impedes brain growth), seizures, achondroplasia, and various other types of dwarfism where the anatomical structures are affected by the skull or the spine.
The infant suffered from craniosynostosis -- a premature closing of one or more sutures (soft spots) located between the seven bones of the skull.