Demographic study of craniosynostosis patients in mid-Missouri
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Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect in which one or more of the cranial sutures close prematurely, affecting 1 in 2000 to 2500 live births worldwide. Historically, sagittal craniosynostosis has been reported to be the most common form of single-suture craniosynostosis. Our previous retrospective review of craniosynostosis at our institution reported that the incidence of metopic craniosynostosis in mid-Missouri is significantly greater than that of sagittal craniosynostosis, 65% versus 13% (Table 1). Our current aim is to further investigate the demographic characteristics of our institution's craniosynostosis population.
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