Natural History (Craniosynostosis)

Figure kran_4a_n.jpg to kran_4c_n.jpg: Natural history in craniosynostosis; there is no spontaneous amelioration of the striking and abnormal shape of the head with growth. Figure kran_4a_n.jpg: Toddler with a natural history of a sagittal synostosis. The pear-like disconfiguration persists beyond infancy; narrow and turricephalic shape of the front and broad face. Notice marked phlebectasia. Figure kran_4b_n.jpg and kran_4c_n.jpg: 7.4-year-old girl with a natural history of lambdoid synostosis. The back head remains flattened (covered by the hair), and the skull broad and rounded.