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Signs of craniosynostosis can include your baby having a long, narrow head, a pointy forehead, and one side of their head being flat or bulging out.

A GP can check your baby's head. If they think your baby could have craniosynostosis they may refer them to a specialist for tests like X-rays.

Craniosynostosis treatment usually involves surgery. The type depends on your baby's age, symptoms and the type of craniosynostosis they have.

Craniosynostosis does not always cause lasting health problems, but it can affect the shape of your child's head. They may need regular check-ups.

Craniosynostosis is a condition where a baby's skull does not grow properly. See a GP if your baby's head is an unusual shape.

Page last reviewed: 25/07/2023
Next review due: 25/07/2026