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Craniosynostosis in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Craniosynostosis means one or more skull bones have fused early. Unusual development of your baby’s head or alignment of facial features might signal this rare condition. While serious, the right experts can work wonders. And that's just what we have: nationally-recognized pediatric plastic and neurosurgeons who can help.

Craniosynostosis happens when the joints between the plates of the head close early, which results in a misshapen face or skull. It can cause delays in development or permanent brain damage. This condition often requires surgery in the first year of life, with follow-up as the baby grows. We offer several surgical treatments, including a less invasive “directed growth” technique for younger children. For complex cases, our surgeons use CT images and special software to develop a customized, virtual 3-D plan to achieve the best outcome.