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Rady Children's Specialists


Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect that prevents normal skull and brain growth. This disorder falls into two categories: non-syndromic craniosynostosis, in which the cause is usually unknown, and syndromic craniosynostosis, an inherited defect. Both forms of craniosynostosis can be successfully treated with surgery.

Children who require surgery for craniosynostosis may need care in Rady Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which is consistently ranked one of the top PICUs in the country. Fortunately, almost all of our endoscopic and traditional surgical patients are transferred to a medical/surgical floor with the latest monitoring equipment. All patient data is carefully tracked in state-of-the-art web-based patient relationship management software.