Crouzon syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Crouzon syndrome

Craniofacial dysostosis. Autosomal dominant process, more common in males, which produces a premature closure of cranial sutures, with a secondary brain damage due to the subsequent intracranial hypertension. Its characteristic is the prominent forehead, prognathism, exophthalmos, with a possible dislocation of the eyeball, nose-neck, hypertelorism, papilledema, shortened upper lip and low set ears, but normal morphology.

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