Sagittal Suture Synostosis (SAJ-ut-ul)

The sagittal suture is located on the midline, on top of the head and extends from the soft spot towards the back of the head. When the head is palpated, a ridge can be felt along the suture.

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Coronal (co-RO-nul) Suture Synostosis

The coronal suture is located on the side of the head and extends from the soft spot to an area just in front of the ear. It allows the forehead and the frontal lobe to grow and expand forward.

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Metopic (mih-TOP-ick) Suture Synostosis

This midline suture is located in the middle of the forehead and extends from the soft spot to the root of the nose. It allows both frontal lobes to expand forward and sideways as well as the eye socket to move to either side.

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Lambdoidal (lam-DOID-ul) Suture Synostosis

Premature closure of the lambdoid suture (lam-DOID) is the least common of all and has been frequently confused with positional molding of the head.

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Multi-suture Synostosis

Premature closure of the lambdoid suture (lam-DOID) is the least common of all and has been frequently confused with positional molding of the head.

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