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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 54-60

Craniosynostosis: A pediatric neurologist’s perspective


1 Division of Pediatric Neurology, First Neuro Brain and Spine Superspeciality Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Child Neurology Division, Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sheffali Gulati
DM Pediatric Neurology, Child Neurology Division, Coordinator of DM Pediatric Neurology Program, Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_25_22

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Craniosynostosis is premature fusion of sutures of the cranium, resulting in an abnormal skull shape and restriction of brain growth. It may affect either a single suture or multiple sutures. In most cases, craniosynostosis is secondary to an underlying abnormality of the growing brain; however, syndromic craniosynostosis is not uncommon. It might lead to several complications such as raised intracranial pressure, neurological deficits, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Pediatric neurologists do play a significant role in early identification and treatment, and thereby ensure a better clinical and neurodevelopmental outcome in such children.






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