Authors of section


Scott Bartlett, Michael Ehrenfeld, Gerson Mast, Adrian Sugar

Executive Editor

Edward Ellis III

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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Unilateral lambdoid synostosis (Plagiocephaly)

Premature closure of the lambdoid suture leads to posterior plagiocephaly which has the following characteristics:

  • Ipsilateral occipital flatness
  • Ipsilateral mastoid bulge
  • Posterior/inferior displacement of the ear ipsilateral to the suture
  • Variable ipsilateral frontal bone retrusion