Autosomal dominant craniosynostosis of the sutura metopica

Raoul C.M. Hennekam*, Marie‐Jose ‐J van den Boogaard

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Trigonocephaly due to craniosynostosis of the sutura metopica was found in two sibs with normal intelligence. Both were microcephalic. The father had a sloping forehead and possibly partial metopic craniosynostosis. The paternal grandfather had a bony ridge at the upper half of the metopic suture without significant head deformity. A paternal sister was possibly also affected. None of the affected persons showed significant other anomalies. Craniosynostosis of the metopic suture may be an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder, not associated with functional brain or other abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


  • autosomal dominant inheritance
  • craniosynostosis
  • metopic suture
  • trigonocephaly


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