Crouzon's is a hereditary syndrome
characterized by craniosynostosis and some facial abnormalities. Craniosynostosis
in these children primarily involves the coronal suture.
Other prominent features include shallow eye sockets with protruding
eyes, beaked-like nose, low set ears, and a large jaw.
There are two type categories to Crouzon's.
both Craniofacial abnormalities with prematurely fused joints
(i.e., fingers and elbows)
There are many syndromes
that have craniosynostosis as an aspect. Below are links for
information for those on the genetic aspects for Crouzon's.
Bobby R. Alford
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences:
Grand Rounds Archives