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  Craniosynostosis

Sagittal suture synostosis

The sagittal suture is placed in the middle axis, at the top of the head, and reaches from the frontal bone (large anterior fontanelle), to occipital bone (small posterior fontanelle) in the rear part of the head. It is possible to observe a ridge bulging along the suture upon view or palpation. Due to the fact that the skull does not grow correctly on its sides, the brain sagitalni grows in anterior-posterior direction.

As a result of this condition, the forehead is high and arched. The head is long and narrow, prolonged in the rear. The shape of skull is called skafocephaly. It most often occurs in boys and presents the most frequently observed type of craniosynostosis.

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