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Metopic Synostosis (TRIGONOCEPHALY)

 
Metopic craniosynostosis results in a narrow, triangular forehead with pinching of the temples laterally. Trigonocephaly involves fusion of the metopic suture. The metopic suture runs from the top of the head, at the fontanel or soft spot, down the center of the forehead to the nose. It is different from the other sutures of the skull because it is the only one that normally begins closing in infancy. A ridge can easily be seen running down the center of the forehead and the fontanel is usually absent, or closed. In looking straight on at your child, in addition to seeing a ridge running down the center of the forehead, the forehead will look narrow, and the child's eyes are usually spaced closer together than is normal. When viewed from above the forehead has a triangular shape, like the bow of a boat.

The incidence of trigonocephaly is somewhere between one in 2,500 to one in 3,500 births. The reason for this range is that it is sometimes difficult to determine if a child has trigonocephaly or not.

Metopic 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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