What is Craniosynostosis?

Craniosynostosis is a birth condition in which the bones in a child’s skull join together too early. This occurs before the baby’s brain is fully formed. As the baby’s brain grows, the skull can become more deformed. The spaces between a typical baby’s skull bones are occupied with flexible material and are called sutures. These sutures permit the skull to grow as the baby’s brain grows. Around two years of age, a child’s skull bones start to join together because the sutures become bone. This can stop or slow the growth of the baby’s brain.

Kinds of Craniosynostosis

The kinds of craniosynostosis are subject to what sutures join together early.

  • Sagittal synostosis
  • Coronal synostosis
  • Bicoronal synostosis
  • Lambdoid synostosis
  • Metopic synostosis


Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the bones of an infant’s skull do not develop properly. This can cause pressure on top of their brain, leading to numerous issues such as seizures or developmental delays; however, surgery allows these pressures relieve while also correcting any shape changes that may occur due to its lack of development. Babies who have this issue might need medical helmets during late infancy until they’re old enough for regular headgear – some patients only require care around once annually depending on how severe symptoms are at the beginning.

Medical professionals have found that most babies with craniosynostosis are healthy, but there is a small chance they can experience developmental delays or intellectual disabilities. Either because the condition has kept their brain from growing normally and working as it should be able to; Or due in part to an underlying genetic syndrome that causes both typical skull issues plus problems communicating through emotions on top of everything else! These kids will need regular appointments so healthcare providers know how developmentally advanced (or not) this specific clinically-defined group might actually become – some children may even benefit from early intervention services if needed.