The different types of craniosynostosis are as follows:
Closure of the sagittal suture is the most common form of craniosynostosis. It occurs in three to five babies for every
1,000 live births, usually in males. A baby with this will have an elongated head, protrusion of the forehead and narrowing
of the temples.
With this type, the coronal suture on the side of the head is closed. This causes the baby to have a flattened forehead,
an elevation of the eye socket of the involved side, a deviated nose and a slanted skull.
This is the early closure of the metopic suture. This causes the baby to have a pointed forehead, a triangular shaped
skull, eyes that seem too close together and protrusion of the back of the skull.
Early closure of the lambdoid suture. This causes the baby to have a mild flattening of the back of the head on the
involved side. It can also cause the ear on the affected side to shift forward as well as causing the deformities that occur
with coronal craniosynostosis.