Cloverleaf Head

Cloverleaf head

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see a cloverleaf head (kleeblattschadel). Photo credit: Josef Warkany‘s archive.

PERSPECTIVE: Rare malformation manifested by marked broadening of the temporal region. As a result, the auricles (ears) are situated very low and have a horizontal axis; the ocular globes (eyeballs) protrude; the foramen magnum is narrow; the sagittal, coronal and lambdoid sutures are synostotic; the limbs are diminished (micromelia); there may be syndactyly.