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Toddler hit forehead on bed frame a month ago. big bump but acting fine no concussion. just noticed small indent on his head. normal?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Dent: The dent may be due to the underlying fatty tissue which was damaged as a result of the trauma.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Concussion: Sounds like what we call a ping pong fracture to the skull, in most cases these get better without any intervention - if the indent persists and is of concern then see a local pediatric neurosurgeon.
Last updated Sep 22, 2020


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