Scaphocephaly is typically a head shape that is elongated and quite narrow. From the side and top view, the head will appear longer and thinner. From the front view, the forehead will appear bulbous, while the rear aspect will be more narrow. Additionally, if you run your hand along the top of the head, a ridge may be felt. This is due to premature fusion of the suture on the top of the head, also known as the sagittal suture. In more severe cases, asymmetry of the face may also be present.