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Craniosynostosis is a rare condition where a baby is born with an abnormally shaped skull or develops one during growth.
Symptoms of craniosynostosis
One of the main symptoms of craniosynostosis is an irregular skull shape. The type of craniosynostosis determines the shape of the skull.
Causes of craniosynostosis
The causes largely depend on whether the craniosynostosis is syndromic or nonsyndromic, although not all the causes of craniosynostosis are known.
Diagnosing craniosynostosis
Craniosynostosis can usually be diagnosed by a paediatrician (specialist in treating children) after a visual examination of your baby's head.
Treating craniosynostosis
Surgery is the main type of treatment for craniosynostosis.