volume 146, issue 3, Pe2020015511 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-015511
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Mark S. Dias, Thomas Samson, Elias B. Rizk, Lance S. Governale, Joan T. Richtsmeier

Abstract: Pediatric care providers, pediatricians, pediatric subspecialty physicians, and other health care providers should be able to recognize children with abnormal head shapes that occur as a result of both synostotic and deformational processes. The purpose of this clinical report is to review the characteristic head shape changes, as well as secondary craniofacial characteristics, that occur in the setting of the various primary craniosynostoses and deformations. As an introduction, the physiology and genetics of…

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