Frontosphenoid synostosis: An unusual cause of anterior plagiocephaly

Gyang Bot*, David Leshem, Shelly I. Shiran, Shay Ben-Shachar, Shlomi Constantini, Jonathan Roth

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Nonpositional anterior plagiocephaly results commonly from unilateral coronal craniosynostosis. We present 2 patients of a rare cause of anterior plagiocephaly known as frontosphenoid synostosis. This condition is characterized by the absence of a harlequin eye (or the harlequin sign on computed tomography), which is usually present in unilateral coronal synostosis. We also observed no reduction in the ear-eye distance, which can distinguish it from coronal craniosynostosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 21 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior plagiocephaly
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Frontosphenoid synostosis


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