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most common cause of FTT

inorganic cause, like disturbed parent-child bond

2

almost all head growth occurs when

prenatally and first two years of life

3

microcephaly

head is 2-3 SDs below the mean

4

cranosynostosis

premature closure of one or more sutures

5

premature closure of coronal suture

brachycephaly (shortened skull)

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premature closure of sagittal suture

most common! Causes dolicocephaly aka scaphocephaly (elongated skull);

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what do you know about brachycephaly?

more common in boys and associated with neurologic complications like optic nerve atrophy

8

premature closure of metopic suture

triangular head (trigonocephaly)

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how do you manage craniosynostosis

surgical repair, usually when cosmetic concerns are signif

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plagiocephaly

assymetry of the head not associated with premature closure of sutures

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positional plagiocephaly

flatening of the occiput, prominence of the ipsilateral frontal area; looks like a parallelogram from the top