We use cookies to so our web site can function correctly. By Clicking "OK" or by clicking into any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more visit the cookies section of our privacy policy.

Privacy Statement

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookie group mandatory

(Req)
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are required

Functional

These cookies allow us to adtertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Marketing

These cookies allow us to advertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.  All information collect is annonomas unless you provide personal information to us.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Scaphocephaly

SAGITTAL CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS

Our multi-disciplinary neuroscience team can diagnose and treat scaphocephaly in your child, using advanced techniques

About

Caphocephaly is where the sagittal suture — the dense connective tissue joint between two main plates of skull bone — fuses before birth. This can lead to the skull being long from front to back but narrow from side-to-side. Normally, the sagittal suture fuses as we grow older. Some forms of scaphocephaly can be genetic.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of Scaphocephaly icon plus

    A bony ridge over the sagittal suture is the main symptoms of sacrocephaly. Babies also have a prominent forehead and the back of head is prominent too. Children between the ages of three and five may also have increased intracranial pressure. Speech and language delay is another associated problem. This can be overcome with the help of a therapist.
  • Diagnosis icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your child's symptoms with you and help to make a diagnosis. Scaphocephaly can be apparent from the child's appearance, so your consultant will examine your child carefully. If they think the child has scaphocephaly, they may order imaging tests to monitor bone development before and after treatment. Tests may include x-rays or CT scans  both display a clear picture of your child's skull.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your treatment options with you and help to determine the best approach for your child. Skull-reshaping surgery is often used to correct scaphocephaly. A team of neurosurgeons (brain), craniofacial surgeons (face) and ophthalmologists (eye specialists) will reshape your baby's skull through open surgery. This may take a number of procedures and usually happens in the first few months of life. If your child has problems with speech delay, a speech therapist will provide therapy.
Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
back to top