synostosis: Measuring intracranial volume change following fronto-orbital advancement using three-dimensional photogrammetry.
Matthew was born with a rare cranial birth defect called metopic
synostosis, a condition that affects one in 15,000 babies, according to data from Boston Children's Hospital.
A study on long-term results of surgery quoted low complication and re-operation rates in the treatment of isolated metopic
craniosynostosis, but also quoted worsening aesthetic outcomes over time.
There was persistent metopic
suture in the frontal bone.
suture is caused due to failure of the closure of the two halves of the frontal bone even after childhood.
Then he surveys lambdoid, coronal, metopic
, and sagittal synostosis.
Sarah and husband, graphics company worker Wayne, had never heard of the condition Metopic
Selman Yildrim, Ahmet Sert, Ilhan Ciftci, and Dursun Odabas (2011) "A girl with metopic
synostosis and trisomy 13 mosaicism: case report and review of the literature".
Macrocephaly is a common finding in MPS, often associated with metopic
beaking and a scaphocephalic configuration.
With the metopic
suture, you have a chance to make a diagnosis because the shape of the head is quite characteristic.
He noted that "barely ossified and immature elements" of the hands and feet, and the wide open metopic
suture, where the two frontal bones of the skull come together down the middle of the forehead.
The dysmorphic features described in FVS consist of a prominent metopic
ridge, thin arched eyebrows with medial deficiency, epicanthic folds, infra-orbital grooves, a broad nasal bridge, a short anteverted nose and a smooth, long philtrum with a thin upper lip.