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J Pediatr. 1978 Aug;93(2):188-91.

Premature craniosynostosis: A common complication of juvenile thyrotoxicosis.

Abstract

Cranial vault suture opacification (apparent closure) and bone age were evaluated roentgenographically in ten children with thyrotoxicosis. The bone age was advanced greater than 2 SD in only one. In comparison to 96 control children of similar age, craniosynostosis was present in each of the patients with thyrotoxicosis. Children with advanced bone age, nine due to virilizing adrenal hyperplasia and three with precocious puberty, had normal radiographic patterns of cranial suture closure. Thyrotoxic premature craniosynostosis did not interfere with continued head circumference growth nor did it result in clinical or radiographic evidence of increased intracranial pressure. We conclude that premature craniosynostosis appears to be a common feature of juvenile thyrotoxicosis. Investigation of the possible long-term adverse effects of this entity on central nervous system function is advocated.

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