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.

Sept. 09, 2016