Letting the brain grow

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  • Thursday, 06 Mar 2003

CROUZON Disease is a form of craniofacial abnormality. It comes from a larger group of diseases affecting the skull called craniosynostosis, which is a premature sutural fusion of the skull. 

In newborn babies, the skull is made up of islands of bones and the joints between them are called sutures, where growth of the cranial bones takes place. As the bones grow, the skull expands. Closure of sutures usually occurs two years after an infant’s birth. During that time, the infant’s brain would have grown at least 80%. 

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