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Related to scaphocephaly: oxycephaly, trigonocephaly


Having an abnormally long narrow skull.

[Greek skaphē, boat + -cephalic.]

scaph′o·ceph′a·ly (-ə-sĕf′ə-lē) n.
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Noun1.scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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Classification of craniosynostosis Non-syndromic Suture involved Simple Scaphocephaly Sagittal Anterior plagiocephaly Unilateral coronal Posterior plagiocephaly Unilateral lambdoid Trigonocephaly Metopic Compound Variable More than 1 suture Brachycephaly Bilateral lambdoid Turribrachycephaly Bilateral coronal Syndromic Crouzon's syndrome Typically bilateral coronal Apert's syndrome Usually coronal, often lambdoid Pfeiffer syndrome Multiple suture involvement Other, e.
Patients with scaphocephaly (premature fusion of the sagittal suture) can be treated with either SC or CVR.
The helmet is round with space in the parietal/temporal areas to correct scaphocephaly, space in the bitemporal areas to correct trigonocephaly, and space on the ipsilateral side of the stenosed suture for lambdoid and coronal synostosis.