Craniosynostosis is a common congenital condition, occurring in 1 in 2,500 births. Most of these cases involve the fusion of a single skull suture. Complex or syndromic craniosynostosis involves the fusion of multiple sutures. Although neurological damage can occur in severe cases, most children can have normal cognitive development and achieve good cosmetic results after surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment are key. Nicholas Wetjen, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of craniosynostosis diagnosis, treatment and research at Mayo Clinic.  For more information visit  


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