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Does sagittal craniosynostosis have to be treated? What would happen if a minor case isn't treated? Would a child's head grow mostly normally?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Abnormal head shape

Premature fusion of the sagittal suture would stop growth from that site.
Since the growing brain would need more room, it would expand the skull in the direction open to growth.This produces an oblong skull with increased front to back dimension while the side to side remained narrow. True CS needs to be fixed surgically in infancy.

In brief: Abnormal head shape

Premature fusion of the sagittal suture would stop growth from that site.
Since the growing brain would need more room, it would expand the skull in the direction open to growth.This produces an oblong skull with increased front to back dimension while the side to side remained narrow. True CS needs to be fixed surgically in infancy.
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