Definition: A form of craniosynostosis that results in a long, narrow head in which the parietal eminences are absent and frontal and occiptal protrusions are conspicuous; there may be a crest indicating the site of a prenatally closed sagittal suture; sometimes accompanied by mental retardation.
Synonym(s): cymbocephaly, sagittal synostosis, scaphocephalism, tectocephaly
[scapho- + G. kephale, head]
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