What is Crouzon syndrome?

Also known as: Craniofacial dysostosis

Crouzon syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. It is characterized by the seams between a baby’s soft skull bones closing early, which causes the face and eye sockets to develop incorrectly. This can cause a head that is short from front to back, a flat forehead, or a head that is taller than usual. It can also cause an underbite, eyes that appear more prominent, or eyes that are too far apart.

Complications of Crouzon syndrome may include vision, dental, hearing, or breathing problems. Intellectual disabilities are rare with Crouzon syndrome but can occur. Crouzon syndrome was first described in 1912 by Dr. Louis Edouard Octave Crouzon. This condition is also called craniofacial dysostosis (condition involving the bone of the face).

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