Illustration craniosynostosis

Illustration of the premature ossification of a child's head (craniosynostosis) in various forms.

Craniosynostosis is a condition where one or more of the sutures (joints) between the bones of an infant’s skull fuse prematurely, before the brain has finished growing. This can cause the shape of the head to become distorted as the skull compensates for the areas of the head that can’t expand normally. The skull bones may also press on the brain, which can cause developmental problems or other health complications.

Design of an overview illustration of the different manifestations of the disease for a scientific publication: Clinical course and genetics of syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostosis

Illustration of a normally developed child’s skull and skull with different, prematurely fused sutures and the resulting change in skull shape.

Project details

Content: 6 illustrations

Utilization: Medical publication, patient information

Specifications: 3500*2700 px

Client: Institut für Humangenetik – Uniklinik Köln

The rights of use of the illustrations shown are with the respective clients

Skull child – craniosynostosis


Bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly)
Unilateral coronal synostosis (anterior plagiocephaly)
Unilateral lambdoid synostosis (posterior plagiocephaly)
Metopic synostosis (trigonocephaly)
Sagittal synostosis (scaphocephaly)