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Absence Of Skull Bone Normally Surrounding The Brain
They gain: sharper appearing facial features due to loss of subcutaneous fat. Cortical bone may become less dense due to failure to lay down matrix and hydroxy appetite crystals (catabolic state leads to loss of structural proteins). Eventually brain protein is broken down to be converted to glucose ( maintain energy levels that would otherwise be coming from other sources (carbohydrate, glucose, fat etc) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Why would "active bone marrow in skull" be brought to my attention after MRI of brain? What does this mean? Is this normal? Should i be worried?
Unlikely: Likely your skull is thicker than average and your doctor was giving some possible reasons ...Read more
3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more
I had a lump on my head, left side.Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye.Could it be a brain tumor?
New onset headaches?: The likelihood is that you are having migraine headaches BUT if you are having these symptoms and they are brand new or significantly different from previously then, an appointment with your physician should occur right away. However, not because of the lump you feel. The most common reason for lumps on the head people find are lumps on the head that are supposed to be there. Let us know wassup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Any injury? Trauma? Fall? Stroke? 1st find cause of spasticity & stiffness. Then you can discuss treatment options. Bottom line, go see your Family Doc or Geriatrician. S/he may refer to Physical Therapist for add'l evaluation & treatment. Be leery of benzodiazepines & muscle relaxants that may impair your thinking process & increase risk for falls. ...Read more
8 days after head hit ground. No loc or confusion. Unwell for several days cleared by doc no need for scan. Back of skull still hurts how long bone to heal. Can i work normally or do I have to rest?
Is it likely for a man to stay conscious if his skull crackt so bad it tore into the protective layer surrounding the brain?
Trauma: Very significant injury unlikely but not unheard of. ...Read more
14 y.O. Boy hit in side of head with a dodgeball. Complained of headache, but it got better and was running and playing normally. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: I would not expect a foam dodgeball to cause brain damage. If he has had a concussion it should be apparent and he should show some signs of impaired thinking or memory and pain. Usually following head trauma we watch for a significant change in personality or demeanor in the next 24 hours. If he has to change in his mood or an increase in pain then see the emergency room. ...Read more
Craniosynostosis: The skull is made of many bone plates which are not fully fused at birth, allowing for adequate brain development. Fibrous tissue between the plates (cranial sutures) calcifies as brain growth slows during the first five or so years. Premature fusion of the plates can cause a mis-sharpen head or inhibit brain growth. Not all fused sutures are worrisome. The only treatment, if required, is surgery. ...Read more
Two reasons...: During a vaginal delivery, the unfused skull bones can shift as necessary, making the head more malleable for passage through the birth canal. The unfused bones also allow room for the baby's brain to grow during early life. The bones in the skull will fuse after about 12 to 18 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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