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Many children with craniosynostosis have visible symptoms — such as a misshapen, enlarged or asymmetrical head — at birth. Other times, a child’s craniosynostosis is diagnosed during a routine physical examination.
Your clinician may diagnose craniosynostosis based on his or her symptoms along with a detailed patient history and a full exam that includes a careful assessment of the shape of the skull.
In some cases, craniosynostosis may be diagnosed before birth by a prenatal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
To diagnose craniosynostosis, your child’s clinician may also use one or more of the following tests:
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