scaphocephaly


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Related to scaphocephaly: oxycephaly, trigonocephaly

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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Delye et al., "Validation of cephalic index measurements in scaphocephaly," Child's Nervous System, vol.
Classification of craniosynostosis Non-syndromic Suture involved Simple Scaphocephaly Sagittal Anterior plagiocephaly Unilateral coronal Posterior plagiocephaly Unilateral lambdoid Trigonocephaly Metopic Compound Variable More than 1 suture Brachycephaly Bilateral lambdoid Turribrachycephaly Bilateral coronal Syndromic Crouzon's syndrome Typically bilateral coronal Apert's syndrome Usually coronal, often lambdoid Pfeiffer syndrome Multiple suture involvement Other, e.g.
Scaphocephaly results fromearlysagittal suture closure.
Potential advantages of CVR over smaller operations for scaphocephaly have been previously described (17).
Genetic study of scaphocephaly. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 62, 282-285.