Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the growth seams in an infant’s skull close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. It may be non-syndromic or syndromic (genetic or inherited). There are close to 90 syndromes associated with syndromic craniosynostosis, including Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Muenke and Saethre-Chotzen.
The pediatric plastic surgery team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia performs more procedures each year in the treatment of syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostosis than any other team in the country. Watch this educational video to learn more about the different types of craniosynostosis and how the condition is treated.
Craniosynostosis, Syndromic Craniosynostosis, Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis , Apert Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome, Muenke Syndrome, Pfeiffer Syndrome, Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome
Related Centers and Programs:
Craniofacial Program, Neonatal Craniofacial Program, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery