Craniosynostosis? ( Early suture closure)

The skull of an infant is made up of free-floating skull plates, these are separated by sutures.

This allows the infant's head to pass through the birth canal and also enables the skull to grow with the brain in early infancy.

Premature fusing of these plates will cause the head to grow unevenly.

A misshapen head is usually the first clue that may have caused you to take your child to your doctor who needs to investigate if your child has Synostosis.

The fontanelle, or soft spot, may or may not be open. The suspected diagnosis is confirmed by a CT scan is often done to make sure there are no underlying abnormalities in the brain.

Craniosynostosis is serious and in most cases will need one or more surgeries to correct this