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If left untreated, craniosynostosis or the resulting intracranial pressure can lead to:

  • Developmental delays.
  • Seizures.
  • Vision or eye movement disorders, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) or other disorders.
  • Breathing difficulties, especially if associated with other bony abnormalities of the face.
  • Persistent head or facial deformities.

Some children may struggle with self-esteem and body image if they have facial asymmetry or deformities. Support groups, counseling and psychotherapy can help your child foster a positive self-image.

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