What is syndromic craniosynostosis?

Also known as: craniosynostosis.

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. Syndromic craniosynostosis is related to a genetic condition that causes  premature fusion of the skull bones and other clinical features most often involving the head and face.

Reviewed by: Mislen S Bauer, MD

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