Craniofacial malformations – such as craniosynostosis – cause irregular growth of the head and facial bones.
Craniofacial malformations include a wide range of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These conditions are congenital (present at birth), and they range from mild to severe.
In most cases, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to a craniofacial malformation. These factors include:
There are several types of craniofacial malformations:
The signs and symptoms of craniofacial malformations vary according to the specific condition, and may include: