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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Frontal Bossing

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Any info on what causes frontal bossing?

Any info on what causes frontal bossing?

Yes: It may be congenital, or acquired secondary to excess gh or blood vessels in the calvarium bones. Other potential causes of frontal bossing include use of the anti-seizure drug trimethadione during, pregnancy, basal cell nevus syndrome, congenital syphilis, cleidocranial dysostosis, russelsilver, syndrome, rubinstein- taybi syndrome
pfeiffer syndrome
hurler syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Protruding Forehead (Definition)

Protruding forehead is a facial feature in which a person's forehead appears to stick out forwards somewhat, and be a bit larger than usual, in comparison to the average person of the same racial/ethnic group. Facial features can be familial (passed from parent to child), or they can sometimes be due ...Read more


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17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? Or not yet?

17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? Or not yet?

Yes, concern: After growth plates are closed excess growth hormone has a number of characteristics, including development of a prominent brow. Take her to the a Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is frontal bossing?

What is frontal bossing?

Prominent forehead.: Frontal bossing is a physical sign, describing a pronounced forehead with a heavy brow ridge. It is caused by enlargement of the frontal bone which can occur in a rare medical syndromes called acromegaly, where there is uncontrolled release of growth hormone after puberty. In infants, it may be due to hydrocephalus of the brain. ...Read more

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How is frontal bossing treated?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, I know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Any health concerns related to frontal bossing?

Acromegaly: Frontal bossing can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

Acromegaly: Frontal bossing is an enlargement if the frontal bones, the bones that form the forehead, leading to a prominent or protruding forehead. It can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing?

Frontal bossing: What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. If on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. Google acromegaly and look. ...Read more

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What types of people are more prone to have frontal bossing?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, I know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I have frontal bossing. Should I get it checked out by the docter?

Dysmorphologist: frontal bossing, a minor malformation which by definition is a physical feature present in 5% or less in your ethnic group, is significant if associated with at least 2 other minor malformations. If either parent is affected &normal, it is a benign familial variant. A dysmorphologist can check you for other minor malfs; if 3 or more, risk of a major malformation is 50%, with further eval indicated ...Read more

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I was wondering is a protruding forehead really the sign of a more developed frontal lobe?

I was wondering is a protruding forehead really the sign of a more developed frontal lobe?

Not necessarily: Frontal bossing is an abnormal enlargement of the frontal bone. It can be associated with rare medical conditions including acromegaly, or with conditions such as benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces. In the latter condition, the size of the frontal lobes may be normal or even reduced due to the increased subarachnoid space. Further reading: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1576605 ...Read more

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What is the cause of frontal headaches?

What is the cause of frontal headaches?

Numerous: Including tension/muscle contraction headaches, sinus infections, especially frontal or ethmoid sinuses, migraine, giant cell arteritis, referred pain from jaws, neuritis or neuralgias, increased intracranial pressure, eye pain such as glaucoma. Maybe we can help more with a Concierge visit? ...Read more

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Please what causes one to wake up sometime at night with a severe frontal headache. Thank you.?

Please what causes one to wake up sometime at night with a severe frontal headache. Thank you.?

Worrisome...: If a headache is bad enough to awaken you from your sleep, or is very severe, whether frontal or other part of scalp (there are no pain fibers in the brain!), you must see your physician. Most presume a headache is just a headache. But if never evaluated/worked up for causes, particularly if pattern changes, or become more severe, it needs to be. Must rule out brain tumor. If no cause found, rx. ...Read more

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What problems can frontal lobe damage cause?

FL damage: Memory loss & risk taking behaviors (impulsivity), depending on site & extent of damage. ...Read more

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I feel some wound-like pains in the frontal part of my left thigh. Kindly enlighten me on what could cause this kind of pain and probable solutions.

I feel some wound-like pains in the frontal part of my left thigh. Kindly enlighten me on what could cause this kind of pain and probable solutions.

Had to say: Wih the information given it is impossible to say. What causes the pain, what relieves it. How long does it last. Any injury to the area. Any swelling to the area. ...Read more

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Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Yes: Can obstruct eustachian tube and even cause dizziness, plus the congestion feeling, and generalized lousy overall sensations. Saline nasal and sinus rinses can help, and on occasion, antibiotics break up the congestion. ...Read more

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Can a frontal scalp/muscular headache cause disconnected or foggy feelings?

Can a frontal scalp/muscular headache cause disconnected or foggy feelings?

Pain is a drain: Any pain, if strong enough, can cause disconnected, foggy feelings. At least part of the reason is the release of neurohormones in response to pain which have negative effects on cognition and emotion. Of course this answer assumes that you don't have a serious spinal or brain or head disorder. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for fogginess of perception towards the frontal area of the mind?

What is a common cause for fogginess of perception towards the frontal area of the mind?

Choice & Perception: The frontal lobe is what makes us human. It is the governing mechanism screening out useless or unimportant from useful & important information so we can make good choices. Use of the words" fogginess of perception" could mean to make poor choices because of impaired reasoning - a major function of the frontal lobe. Loss of function happens in frontal lobe damage & poor screening occurs in adhd. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

No: Development of the frontal lobe is not associated with development of the visual system. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

Likely no much: Sounds like a congenital arachnoid cyst was revealed on imaging. This may be totally asymptomatic but of value to periodically recheck to assure not increasing in size.
However, cysts can be secondary to other mechanisms, such a parasitic infections, but typically there would be multiple lesions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

See your doctor: Not wearing glasses may cause eye strain, etc., but it will not cause frontal lobe damage. If you suspect a problem with the brain, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can needing glasses cause temple and frontal headaches.? Any help appreciated!

Can needing glasses cause temple and frontal headaches.? Any help appreciated!

Depends: Depends on your prescription, whether the glasses are store bought or made for your refractive error. In generals, glasses too strong or too weak can cause muscle contraction headaches. ...Read more

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I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

Nope: Fortunately that's not how we get frontal lobe dementia. So its OK to concentrate on TV and think deeply about things, Just don't text and drive. ...Read more

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Can muscle/ligament tears been seen on mris if in the frontal and around the body area? How they be fixed? Does this cause probs with spine?

Can muscle/ligament tears been seen on mris if in the frontal and around the body area? How they be fixed? Does this cause probs with spine?

Yes: An MRI can see damage to a ligament. It can visualize each end of the tear if complete. It can also identify a partial tear by seeing the swelling in the ligament.

Isolated tears of the anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine can be treated with bracing. Often there are associated disk and or bone injuries which may require surgery to stabilize. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Frontal Bossing (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. If on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. ...Read more