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Other namesTurricephaly,[1] Acrocephaly,[1] Hypsicephaly,[1] Oxycephalia,[1] Steeple head,[1] Tower head,[1] Tower skull, High-head syndrome, Turmschädel,[2]
SpecialtyMedical genetics Edit this on Wikidata

Oxycephaly is a type of cephalic disorder where the top of the skull is pointed or conical due to premature closure of the coronal suture plus any other suture, like the lambdoid,[3] or it may be used to describe the premature fusion of all sutures.[2] It should be differentiated from Crouzon syndrome. Oxycephaly is the most severe of the craniosynostoses.


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  1. ^ a b c d e f Mosby's Medical Dictionary (8th ed.). Elsevier. 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Bodian, Martin (May 6, 1950). "Oxycephaly". Journal of the American Medical Association. 143 (1): 15–8. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910360017006. PMID 15415226.
  3. ^ "oxycephaly". TheFreeDictionary. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  4. ^ Weerakkody, Yuranga; Goel, Ayush. "Oxycephaly". Radiopaedia.org. Retrieved 24 August 2013.

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