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Crouzon Syndrome.


StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020-.
2019 Dec 11.

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University of Utah


Crouzon syndrome is a genetically inherited syndrome characterized by craniosynostosis (premature fusion of coronal sutures) resulting in the skull and facial deformities. The syndrome was first described in 1912 by French physician Octave Crouzon when he identified both a mother and daughter with what was originally called “craniofacial dysostosis.” He described a triad of skull deformities, facial anomalies, and proptosis. This triad of findings was then re-labeled “Crouzon syndrome.” The syndrome’s genetic and molecular basis has since been identified and will be discussed in more detail below. The syndrome is one of many craniosynostosis syndromes and is considered to be the mildest form of them.

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