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Lamdoid Synostosis (POSTERIOR PLAGIOCEPAPHALY)

 
Posterior plagiocephaly involves a fusion of the lambdoid suture.. It has a right and left side and is shaped like an upside down "V." Usually, only one side fuses shut, but rarely both sides will be closed. When viewed from above, the affected side of the back of the head is flatter than the opposite side. One key marker for fusion of the lambdoid suture is a low bump behind the ear on the same side as the fused suture. Another good way to determine if the lambdoid suture is closed is to look and see if the ear on the same side as the posterior skull flatness is pulled backwards and sticks out more. If the ear is forward on the flat side, with respect to the opposite ear, then a skull deformation should be suspected instead of a fused suture. It is critically important to determine whether or not the child truly has a fused suture because skull deformations almost never need to be surgically treated. Ideally, the diagnosis of lambdoid synostosis is made by CT scans, read at an experienced center. Children who have lambdoid synostosis and significant flattening of the skull do require surgery to fix this condition.

The incidence of posterior plagiocephaly is currently unknown and is probably even more rare than one in 100,000 births.

Lamdoid Synostosis
 
 
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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