|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-10||Q75.0 (EUROCAT Q75.01)|
Scaphocephaly (Pronunciation: skaf-O-sef-aly), derived from the Greek skaphe (a light boat or skiff), describes a specific variety of a long narrow head that resembles an inverted boat.
It is a type of cephalic disorder which occurs when there is a premature fusion of the sagittal suture. The sagittal suture joins together the two parietal bones of skull. Scaphocephaly is the most common of the craniosynostosis conditions and is characterized by a long, narrow head.
This condition can only be corrected by surgery if young enough. The use of a cranial remolding orthosis can also benefit the child significantly if the child begins wearing it at an early age.
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- NINDS Overview
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