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Grand Rounds: Single Sutural Craniosynostosis


By Jeffrey A. Fearon, MD, FACS, FAAP , Director, the Craniofacial Center, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Demonstrate awareness of the various single sutural synostoses and how these are correctly diagnosed. 2. Identify the various etiologies and understand the pathogenesis of sutural fusions. 3. Describe the various treatment options and analyze treatment outcomes.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Current advances in diagnosis and treatment strategies will help to improve patient outcome.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Fearon, JA, Singh, DJ, Beals, SP, and Yu, JA.  The Diagnosis and Treatment of Single Sutural Synostoses: Are CT Scans Necessary?  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.  120: 1327, 2007.

Fearon JA. Craniosynostosis: evidence-based leading edge MOC. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 133(5): 1261-75, 2014.