Muenke syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by the premature closure of certain bones of the skull (coronal synostosis), which affects the shape of the head and face. The primary feature of this disease is prematurely fused skull bones along the coronal suture, the growth line which goes over the head from ear to ear. This can result in an abnormally shaped head, wide-set eyes, and flattened cheekbones. People with Muenke syndrome may also have mild abnormalities of the hands or feet, and hearing loss has been observed in some cases. Some (about 5 percent) have an enlarged head (macrocephaly). Most people with this condition have normal intellect, but learning disabilities are common. These signs and symptoms vary between people, and some findings overlap with those seen in other craniosynostosis syndromes. Six to seven percent of people with the gene mutation associated with Muenke syndrome have no closure of the sutures or other signs or symptoms described above.

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... Muenke syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by the premature closure of certain bones of the skull (coronal synostosis), which affects the shape of the head and face.

The primary feature of this disease is prematurely fused skull bones along the coronal suture, the growth line which goes over the head from ear to ear. This can result in an abnormally shaped head, wide-set eyes, and flattened cheekbones. People with Muenke syndrome may also have mild abnormalities of the hands or feet, and hearing loss has been observed in some cases. Some (about 5 percent) have an enlarged head (macrocephaly). Most people with this condition have normal intellect, but learning disabilities are common. These signs and symptoms vary between people, and some findings overlap with those seen in other craniosynostosis syndromes.

Six to seven percent of people with the gene mutation associated with Muenke syndrome have no closure of the sutures or other signs or symptoms described above. ...

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