Craniosynostosis - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jun 22, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for craniosynostosis?

One should consult a primary physician who will recommend you to a neurologist to examine you.

2. What is the incidence of craniosynostosis?

Craniosynostosis is a common congenital condition affecting 1 in 2100 - 2500 births.

3. What is complex craniosynostosis?

When craniosynostosis occurs after the fusion of many bones, it is called complex craniosynostosis.

4. What are the complications involved in craniosynostosis?

Craniosynostosis when left uncorrected can result in an asymmetric face, elevated pressure in the brain, crossed eyes (strabismus), and incorrect dental alignment.

Following surgery, the complications include embolism and loss of blood.

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