Craniosynostosis is often classified as nonsyndromic or syndromic. Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis is the most common type of craniosynostosis, and its cause is unknown.
However, syndromic craniosynostosis is a complication caused by certain genetic syndromes, such as Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome and Crouzon syndrome, which can affect your baby's skull development. [1,p41;3,p3] Besides craniosynostosis, other conditions also may accompany such syndromes — including hand and foot deformities, dental abnormalities, and heart problems.
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