💀 CLOVERLEAF SYNDROME 💀

Cloverleaf deformity is an extremely rare skull deformity that happens when several joints (sutures) between a baby's skull bones begin to fuse too early. Also known as Kleeblattschädel syndrome, the cloverleaf deformity causes bulging at the front and sides of the skull, resembling a cloverleaf shape. ◾Babies with cloverleaf deformity often have related problems such as: 🔹Fluid collecting in the skull 🔹Pfeiffer syndrome: Disorder with other conditions including neurological and developmental problems in the fingers and toes 🔹Problems breathing because of facial deformities. ◾CAUSES: Cloverleaf deformity is a genetic disorder that children inherit from parents. Mutated genes cause sutures to fuse together prematurely (craniosynostosis). The coronal (from ear to ear) and lambdoid (across the back of the head) sutures are most commonly involved. ◾SYMPTOMS INCLUDE : 🔹Misshapen head: bulging at the front and sides and flat in the back 🔹Full or bulging "soft spot" (fontanel) on the newborn's skull 🔹Facial deformities including abnormally formed eye sockets, flat nasal bridge, small upper or lower jaw 🔹Prominent blood vessels in the scalp 🔹Crowded, crooked teeth.

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