Etiological heterogeneity and clinical characteristics of metopic synostosis: Evidence from a tertiary craniofacial unit.
Metopic synostosis (MS) accounts for approximately 10-15% of all craniosynostosis and is etiologically heterogeneous. This study aimed to examine the causes of MS, as observed in a tertiary craniofacial unit. We reviewed the case notes of 110 children with a diagnosis of MS, attending the craniofacial unit in Oxford between 1991 and 2008. Our results showed 38 children (38/110 or 34.6%) who had at least one additional structural abnormality or had a known syndromic diagnosis were classed as h...Expand abstract
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