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what is the best treatment for macrocephaly

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Descriptive term: Macrocephaly is simply a descriptive term that means big head. By definition about 3% of the population will be at the large end of the head size scal ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
40 years experience Neonatology
Macrocephaly: Children with macrocephaly have a head circumference (the measurement around the widest part of the head) that is greater than the 98th percentile.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
45 years experience Neonatology
Macrocephaly: Macrocephaly is diagnosed when the circumference of the head is more than two standard deviations above average for the child's age, sex, race, and pe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Large Head: The head is larger than normal probably due to the hydrocephalus found on the ultrasound. A consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon would be great ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Descriptive term: Macrocephaly is simply a descriptive term that means big head. By definition about 3% of the population will be at the large end of the head size scal ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head.This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine EKWA-EKOKO
27 years experience Neonatology
Need full evaluation: Bodies, including heads, should stop growing after reaching adulthood. If there is continued growth after adulthood, consulting an endocrinologist, wh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
? cause: It really depends on the cause. Most kids just have big heads because their parents have big heads. If it is due to hydrocephalus, then you child's ph ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Macrocephaly: Look at your head and your husband's head. One of you may have a large head also. A large head should not be a problem as long as he had a normal MRI
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Can't advise : This is really not something that an physician that is not involved in her care can comment on. I see you are from NYC. Some of the very best neurosur ... Read More

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