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Large anterior fontanel

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: Large fontanels may caused by: down syndrome hydrocephalus intrauterine growth retardation (iugr) premature birth rarer causes:... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
The fontanels: represent points over which the growing skull plates will eventually close. Failure of the involved growth plates, those which meet at the front and ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Extra ???: The spinal fluid is produced continuously through life at about a tablespoonful per hour by structures in the brain. It circulates through it's normal... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Delayed closure: Most anterior fontanel close between 18-24 months of age. Delayed closure means persistence of open fontanel beyond 24 months of age.
A member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
No need: It actually has pretty tough coverings.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No: A cyst is fluid filled and no medication will change the size of the cyst. Talk to your neurosurgeon about pros and cons of surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Soft spots: The fontanels can be identified by an exam of the baby's head. They are soft spots that you can feel between the different bones of the skull which ha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Closed fontanel: Closed fontanel is the fusion of a soft spot on a baby's head. Can either be the anterior or posterior fontanel
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