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A 46-year-old female asked:

my 51/2 month grandsons soft spot closed early. what should we expect going forward?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not uncommon: The soft spot can be tiny or large or increase from birth for a few months before decreasing in size. The bones of the skull grow apart from each other using 17 different suture centers up to the age of 9 when the adult head size is reached. The timing of soft spot closure has no impact as long as the growth centers remain open to grow normally.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2013

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