January 1985

The Incidence of Isolated Craniosynostosis in the Newborn Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neonatology (Drs Shuper, Merlob, and Reisner) and Pediatric Radiology (Dr Grunebaum), Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva; and Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine (Drs Shuper, Merlob, Grunebaum, and Reisner), Israel.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(1):85-86. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140030091038

• The incidence of isolated, nonsyndromatic craniosynostosis in a newborn population was found to be 0.6 per 1,000 live births. The distribution by anatomic types was metopic suture, 50%; sagittal suture, 28%; coronal suture, 16.5%; and lambdoid suture, 5.5%. We found a higher incidence of trigonocephaly than has been reported previously.

(AJDC 1985;139:85-86)