There is a number of different types of craniofacial deformities, which present themselves with different conditions. Below is a list of some of the common types of craniofacial deformities and syndromes.
Different Types of Craniofacial Deformities
A complete list of craniofacial disorders such as craniosynostosis and craniofacial deformities treated at ANA are listed below.
Types of Craniosynostosis
The prevalence of craniosynostosis is estimated to be one per 2,500 births. The brain is comprised of four sutures. If only one of them closes prematurely, it is called “simple” or “isolated” craniosynostosis. Most fall into the “simple” category.
When two or more close, it is referred to as “complex” or “compound” craniosynostosis. The majority of “complex” craniosynostosis cases are called “syndromic,” as they are often associated with genetic syndromes.
The various types of craniosynostosis include:
- Sagittal synostosis
- Coronal synostosis
- Metopic synostosis
- Lambdoid synostosis
- Syndromic craniosynostosis
- Apert syndrome
- Crouzon syndrome
- Pfeiffer syndrome
Types of Craniofacial Deformities
- Positional plagiocephaly
We provide longer descriptions below.