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Coronal synostosis (PLAGIOCEPHALY)

 
Plagiocephaly involves fusion of one side of the coronal suture. The coronal suture runs across the top of the skull, almost from ear to ear. The soft spot, or fontanel, is located midway between the right and left coronal sutures and is usually absent, or closed, in plagiocephaly. On the side of the skull where the suture has closed, one can typically feel a raised ridge of bone. When viewed from above, the forehead on the affected side is recessed, or further back than the other side (which typically is further forward than normal in order to compensate for the brain's inability to grow on the affected side). In looking straight on at the child, the eyebrow on the affected side is usually higher and the root, or top of the nose, may be deviated toward the side of the fused suture.

Coronal synostosis  (PLAGIOCEPHALY)
 
 
Surgery stories
    

Cameron Rondi
Cameron Mark Rondi was born on the 10th of March at Olivedale Hospital. When he was born he was diagnosed with Craniosynosis, it was picked up at birth as he was born with facial distortion ...

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Blake Campbell
Blakes surgery day was 4 April 2006...

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Azia-lynn
(not so) little Azia-lynn is born 1 week early (on her original due date!) 8lb 15oz and 21 inches...

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Tiaan Heyns
Tiaan was diagnosed with Sagittal Synostosis at six weeks of age.

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Chris-Lee - Our Miracle Child
In January 2007 after several tests and treatment I was told that I will not be able to have children. 

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Claire Badden

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