Dr Ayla Al Kabbani and Radswiki et al.

Brachycephaly refers to a calvarial shape where the bi-parietal diameter to fronto-occipital diameter approaches the 95th percentile. It can result from a craniosynostosis involving the coronal and lambdoid sutures.



Brachycephaly can be associated with numerous syndromes which include:

Radiographic features

Antenatal ultrasound

The head may appear rounder than usual on an axial scan and the cephalic index is increased.

Article information

rID: 14720
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brachycephalic skull
  • Brachycephalic head shape

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1 : with concurrent plagiocephaly
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  • Case 2
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  • Abnormal closure ...
    Case 3: with left sided lambdoid suture closure
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  • Case 4
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  • Case 5: bi-coronal and bi-lambdoid synostosis
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