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Frontosphenoidal synostosis: a rare cause of unilateral anterior plagiocephaly

Published inChild's nervous system, vol. 23, no. 12, p. 1431-1438
Publication date2007
Abstract

When a child walks in the clinic with a unilateral frontal flattening, it is usually associated in our minds with unilateral coronal synostosis. While the latter might be the most common cause of anterior plagiocephaly, it is not the only one. A patent coronal suture will force us to consider other etiologies, such as deformational plagiocephaly, or synostosis of another suture. To understand the mechanisms underlying this malformation, the development and growth of the skull base must be considered.

Keywords
  • Child
  • Cranial Sutures/abnormalities/surgery
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities/etiology/pathology/surgery
  • Frontal Bone/pathology/surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Rare Diseases/pathology/surgery
  • Sphenoid Bone/pathology/surgery
  • Synostosis/complications/pathology/surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
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DE RIBAUPIERRE, Sandrine Nathalie et al. Frontosphenoidal synostosis: a rare cause of unilateral anterior plagiocephaly. In: Child’s nervous system, 2007, vol. 23, n° 12, p. 1431–1438. doi: 10.1007/s00381-007-0469-4
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