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what is the best treatment for early closure of anterior fontanel

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Follow closely..: It is a bit early for the skull to fuse, but unless he has had a head MRI or ct to assess exactly how open or closed they are, i would not panic. If h ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No need: It actually has pretty tough coverings.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: I'm sure it is a normal anterior fontanelle - "soft spot". If he has been going to the pediatrician regularly, we all have this fixation about rubbing ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Large fontanels may caused by: down syndrome hydrocephalus intrauterine growth retardation (iugr) premature birth rarer causes: ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not fontanelle: The anterior fontanelle closes early in childhood and does not reopen. Could you have had an injury with a depressed skull fracture? Other possibili ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
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.
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