What is non-syndromic craniosynostosis?

Also known as: raniosynostosis.

When an infant is born, the bones that make up the skull are typically not joined together fully. Craniosynostosis occurs when the skull bones are joined together prematurely. Non-syndromic craniosynostosis means that there is a fusion of skull bones in the head early on that is not associated with a known syndrome.

What causes non-syndromic craniosynostosis? 
The cause of non-syndromic craniosynostosis is typically unknown, though genetic factors may play a role.

What are the symptoms of non-syndromic craniosynostosis? 
Typically, a slightly unusual appearance of the head or face are the only symptoms of non-syndromic craniosynostosis. 

What are non-syndromic craniosynostosis care options?
Many children with non-syndromic craniosynostosis require no treatment. In some cases, surgery is required to treat the complications related to the disease.

Reviewed by: Mislen S Bauer, MD

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