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Is it possible to change skull shape with surgery?

Is it possible to change skull shape with surgery?

Skull shape: I suppose it is, but why would you want to? Any such surgery would be a major undertaking fraught with significant risks. What are your specific concerns? What about the shape of your skull bothers you? Perhaps there can be a more complete answer if you can provide more specific information. ...Read more

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Would pressure, applied by hand, be able to change skull shape, if applied hard? Apologies, I've asked before but am seeking more answers.

Would pressure, applied by hand, be able to change skull shape, if applied hard? Apologies, I've asked before but am seeking more answers.

Forget it: To change the shape of a 22 year old's skull would require breaking it which would take quite a bit of pressure and likely result in your death or serious disability. Why do you want to change your skull's shape. Chances are the shape of your head does not affect your appearance the way you think it does. Almost any 22 year old looks good if they believe they do and concentrate on staying healthy. ...Read more

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I use headsets for a long period of time. Since I have no hair to protect it from my skull, can it change my skull shape with time?

I use headsets for a long period of time. Since I have no hair to protect it from my skull, can it change my skull shape with time?

No. ...: Prolonged use of headsets can make an impression/dent in the scalp/skin over your bony skull, but will not impact the bone of the skull itself. And, of course, they can give you a pretty serious hair dent:) Stay well. ...Read more

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Would pressure applied to someone's skull by hand, be capable of changing the skull shape, if applied hard or long enough?

Would pressure applied to someone's skull by hand, be capable of changing the skull shape, if applied hard or long enough?

Yes/child, no/adult: Artificial cranial deformation is a form of body alteration that some american and african tribes used to practice. It was achieved by applying constant force to children's skull. Check it out on wikipedia. Unlikely to change an adult's skull shape though. Skull bones very tough by then. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

Not really: But we may NOTICE "bumps" we have never felt before! If these bumps are BONY not to worry! If softer they may be lymph glands and these drain the scalp so your barber usually will notice any sores or inflammation on your scalp!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your skull to change shape, get dents, or half of face and skull to get skinnier bone wise?

Is it possible for your skull to change shape, get dents, or half of face and skull to get skinnier bone wise?

Unexpected: At your age, it would be very unusual to experience spontaneous changes in skull shape in absence of a pituitary or hormonal disorder. If you are convinced this needs attention, have your doctor get some images, and go from there. ...Read more

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I have strange pain on the top of skull and skull is changing the shape im 18 y old what could it be?!

See Dr.: If your skull is indeed changing its shape, there could be some growth such as an abscess or cystic structure, or lipoma or other conditions causing your issues. You need to see a dr. For an evaluation and assessment of the area. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused. ...Read more

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Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age?

Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age?

Not age alone: Bone disease like Paget's disease can alter the shape of the skull. Acromegaly can increase the size of the skull. Metabolic bone disease may alter the shape by softening the bones. ...Read more

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I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?

I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?

Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does feel like ridges. A further indentation at the crown area would indicate possibly some new bone growth. There are some disorders in which this occurs but they are not usually selective to just the skull. Paget's is one. See your MD and be checked. ...Read more

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The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned. ...Read more

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We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

Many possibilities.: It could be a benign epidermal cyst, or any number of other benign skin tumors. A dermatologist will probably be able to tell you what it is, just by looking at it. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Several things: There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth. If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it. ...Read more

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Why's it easier to get successive concussions? The space between the skull and vrsin doesn't change after concussions right?

Why's it easier to get successive concussions? The space between the skull and vrsin doesn't change after concussions right?

My opinion: I do not think it is easier to get a concussion, rather, there is enhanced risk of cumulative brain injury with several cerebral concussions or head traumata.
Regarding that space issue, as we age the space does increase, and risk of tearing bridging veins can result in subdural bleeding with head injury. ...Read more