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Dr. Kennedy Craniosynostosis involves premature fusion of the cranial sutures (the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull) in an infant, preventing normal growth of the baby's head. Craniosynostosis involving some but not all of the sutures causes an abnormally shaped skull. Premature closure of all of the sutures results in microcephaly (an abnormally small head) which arrests the normal growth and development of the baby's brain and may result in developmental delay and mental retardation. Early detection of the condition is therefore of great importance. Treatment is surgical designed to keep the sutures open.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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