scaphocephaly

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scaphocephaly

[‚skaf·ə′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A condition of the skull characterized by elongation and narrowing, and a projecting, keellike sagittal suture, caused by its premature closure.
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A total of 107 patients had sagittal synostosis, demonstrating the characteristic scaphocephalic shape and various aspects of frontal bossing, occipital cupping, bitemporal narrowing, and palpable midline sagittal ridge.
Preoperative photographs were obtained on all patients, and a cephalic index was measured on those with sagittal synostosis.