Basic Summary for Craniosynostosis


Main name of condition: Craniosynostosis

What is Craniosynostosis?
  Brief description of Craniosynostosis: Congenital defect causing abnormal head shape.
  Parent types of Craniosynostosis: Congenital conditions, Brain conditions, Head Conditions
  Organs Affected by Craniosynostosis: brain, head
How serious is Craniosynostosis?
  Prognosis of Craniosynostosis: Prognosis for craniosynostosis varies depending on whether single or multiple sutures are involved and the presence of associated abnormalities. Prognosis is better for those with single suture involvement and no associated abnormalities. 1
What causes Craniosynostosis?
  Class of Condition for Craniosynostosis: congen.defect
  Causes of Craniosynostosis: see causes of Craniosynostosis
What are the symptoms of Craniosynostosis?
  Symptoms of Craniosynostosis: see symptoms of Craniosynostosis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Craniosynostosis: see treatments for Craniosynostosis

1. excerpt from NINDS Craniosynostosis Information Page: NINDS

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