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Bony Exostosis Skull
Can be: Bony lesions must need further work up, it can be cancer, infections, benigh.
Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?
Depends: Depends on tumor. If there's a lot of calcium in the tumor then, contrast may not be needed to see it. If it's a meningioma then, contrast may not be necessary because of the Dural Tail sign seen on FLAIR images, however, contrast is generally given to PROVE it. But in other cases tumors may be hidden if small, no mass effect, and no contrast. Contrast always best if mass suspected.
I have a bony exostosis above my canine tooth. It doesn't hurt but I can feel it, like a little pressure. Normal?
It is normal: The exostosis is a benign overgrowth of bone and no treatment is recommended.See 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I have a large grape sized hard bony, immovable lump on the back of my skull, no pain and only recently formed?
Calcified lesion?: The description and quick evolution of this lesion suggests a benign calcified skin appendage tumor or cyst, such as "pilomatricoma". See a dermatologist to have the lesion removed and examined by a pathologist.
Hi I have a hard bony immovable, painless lump about the size of a large grape which has recently appeared on back of skull?
I have a round hard bony knot on my forehead for the past 8yrs. Just wondering what it could be. It is not painful and feels attached to skull.
Osteoma: It is not unusual to have a frontal sinus osteoma which is a benign bony growth. This will cause a palpable hard irregularity in the forehead region. This is generally of no consequence. However, you should see an ENT doctor for evaluation and possibly imaging studies to further assess this.
I noticed yesterday a hard, bony lump on the back of my skull. It's immovable and very painful to push on. About the size of a dime- never hit my head?
DR visit: You will need a DR visit to reassure you about this. Impossible to give you reassurance without an exam.
I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?
Heel spur: Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon. Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age. Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc
May need treatment: A subungual exostosis is a benign bony/cartilage prominence that develops under the nail, usually from pressure. If it is large enough or troublesome enough, then surgery may be the best way for it to "heal.".
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.
Yes: In today's world most skull asymmetry acquired by babies laying on back and causing closure of cranial sutures asymmetrically, one side more than other, so called plagiocephaly. Sometimes congenital asymmetric fusion of cranial sutures is cause. More unusual cause would be asymmetry of face and skull with one side larger called hemihypertrophy. If one side of brain smaller than other, another cause
Pagets Disease: You may be feeling the effects of scalloping of the bone in your skull or it may just be a subjective feeling from having the wrong kind of pillow.See 1 more doctor answer
Formication?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate).See 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Exotosis is a nonpathologic anomaly, occur in the mouth as irregular bone growth. It could be genetic, or an adaptation to occlusal force stress in the mouth. It should be remove if it obstructed the tongue position and cause malocclusion due to tongue thrust. In the case of making denture or partial, it causes pain as the prosthesis function on the bone. It is easy removed, no complication.See 1 more doctor answer
YOur skull has: "sutures", just google "skull sutures" to see a picture. Yes, if you try hard enough you can actually feel these with your fingers as an indentation.
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently.