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Symptoms of craniosynostosis may vary, depending on which sutures in the skull are involved and how advanced the condition is when it’s diagnosed.
The most common signs of craniosynostosis include:
If untreated, craniosynostosis can cause more serious symptoms in some children, including:
Many infant skull shape irregularities are actually due to a condition called plagiocephaly, which is caused by a baby’s position during sleep. Plagiocephaly is a common disorder, and does not require surgery. Your clinician can help diagnose which condition your child has.
Experts often cannot identify what causes craniosynostosis. In most cases, it appears to happen randomly. Increasingly, a genetic cause is identified.
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