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What is the Malformation of the skull due to the premature closure of cranial sutures?


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2010-07-20 01:32:34
2010-07-20 01:32:34

The malformations caused by premature closure of the cranial sutures are, collectively, called craniostenosis. These take several different forms, depending on which suture closes prematurely.

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The premature closure of the sutures in the skull is called craniosynostosis. This makes a persons head look abnormal and sometimes the facial features will be malformed as well.

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Craniosynostosis is premature closure of the sutures of the skull.

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The cranial sutures are band if tissue that are not fused together when babies are born. The cranial sutures fuse completely together around the age of 2.

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The cranial sutures are fibrous joints, also known as synarthroses.


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