Craniosynostosis

Summary of Craniosynostosis
Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant skull prematurely fuses by turning into bone (ossification), thereby changing the growth pattern of the skull. Because the skull cannot expand perpendicular to the fused suture, it compensates by growing more in the direction parallel to the closed sutures. 

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Craniosynostosis is a changing growth pattern of the skull resulting from premature fusion of fibrous sutures due to .

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A 1-week-old male infant who was born at term comes to the clinic with his mother for consultation about lactation. During the physical examination, abnormal ridges can be felt at the sagittal suture during palpation of the baby's head. The length of the head is 5 cm longer and the width is 2 cm shorter than expected for his age. During the exam, he displays a normal flexed posture and expected strength, good activity and responsiveness. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?