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Types of Craniosynostosis

 
Fused Suture Name Description
Sagittal

Sagittal Synostosis (Scaphocephaly)
Scaphocephaly


Boat Skull
boat skull
Metopic

Metopic Synostosis (Trigonocephaly)
Trigonocephaly


Triangular Skull
Triangular Skull
Unilateral Coronal

Coronal Synostosis (Plagiocephaly)
Plagiocephaly


Asymmetrical Skull
Asymmetrical Skull
Bicoronal

Coronal Synostosis (Brachycephaly)
Brachycephaly

Short Skull
Short Skull
Lamdoid

Coronal Synostosis (Plagiocephaly)
Plagiocephaly
Asymmetrical Skull
Asymmetrical Skull

Cloverleaf Craniosynostosis:

Also known as kleeblattschadel.

Premature fusion of the coronal, lambdoid and posterior sagittal sutures results in a cloverleaf skull.
This is the rarest form of Craniosynostosis and evidence of closure will be evident at birth.
Due to the severity of multiple sutures being fused children with Cloverleaf should be closely followed by paediatric neurosurgeons, paediatric craniofacial surgeons, and team of doctors to follow up through childhood and possibly adulthood.
 

For more information or support, please contact
Robyn Rondi on -
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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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For more information or support, please contact Robyn Rondi on - robyn.rondi@hotmail.com  or  082 601 8585