Premature Fusion (image) Rockefeller University Share Print E-Mail Caption In one type of midline craniosynostosis, the two plates at the front of an infant's head fuse before they should, forming a boney ridge down the forehead. This condition can lead to abnormalities in the growing skull and brain. Credit The Rockefeller University/eLife Usage Restrictions Image may be used only to illustrate the research described in the accompanying release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.