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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Deformed Shape Of Skull (Overview)

A deformed or altered shape of the skull is common in newborns. Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the baby's head during childbirth.


Dr. Qamar Khan
4 Doctors shared insights

Deformed Shape Of Skull (Overview)

A deformed or altered shape of the skull is common in newborns. Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the baby's head during childbirth.


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I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

Surgery: You should have a consultation with a surgeon who performs craniofacial surgery to determine the cause of your facial anomalies and provide you with some options for treatment. ...Read more

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How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

Change head position: The best prevention, and treatment for infants under 3 months of age, is not allowing the baby to sleep with the same head position. One the baby is fully asleep, change the head position to the opposite side of the previous sleep period. If there already is head "deformity", have the infant sleep on the normal or less deformed side consistently until the head becomes normal appearing. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I always wondered why I flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Hello doctor, I always wondered why I flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Many reasons: Dr. Mandell described congenital causes of skull abnormalities. Other causes can be positional forces in infancy flattening the head. This positional plagiocephaly occurs when a baby doesn't move his head enough. Mostly it is a flat occiput. Invariably these conditions are benign with some notable exceptions. If you're well, then there is no need to worry. Cosmetics are something else entirely. ...Read more

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I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

Surgery: You should have a consultation with a surgeon who performs craniofacial surgery to determine the cause of your facial anomalies and provide you with some options for treatment. ...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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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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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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Can headphones deform the skull formation of an adult (18) with time? If not where is the deformation coming from?

Not headphones: Headphones will not deform the skull of an 18-year old. If there is new deformity in your skull it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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When a 2 years old child when he was born his skull was deformed will it fix it self?

When a 2 years old child when he was born his skull was deformed will it fix it self?

Hard to say: If 2 years have gone by with no therapy and the skull is misshapen, it is unlikely to self correct. There are a variety of skull defects triggered by abnormal fetal position or premature fusion of the growth lines, each requires a different treatment and response varies. Self correction is most likely with positioning or helmets in the first year. Growth line fusion usually requires surgery. ...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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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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I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?

I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?

Look at your baby: Pictures. Likely, a suture line of your skull closed prematurely in infancy. You're a bit old for the type of surgery done on infants for premature craniostenosis. If you can't disguise it by a haircut & it really bothers you, ask your doctor for referral to a craniofacial clinic with a neurosurgeon & plastic surgeon who can tell you risks vs. Benefits of surgery on an adult. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have pain in back area of head, feels like my seam on head are weaker, I thing that skull shape is changing, is it possible or am I just crazy?

I'm 18, I have pain in back area of head, feels like my seam on head are weaker, I thing that skull shape is changing, is it possible or am I just crazy?

Not crazy: Be seen. It is clearly bothering you. If your medical doctor finds nothing then see a craniosacral therapist. And or acupuncturist. You are sensing something and it may be nothing serious. .....But have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is the shape of a babys skull fully developed in shape when born? I had a csection.

Is the shape of a babys skull fully developed in shape when born? I had a csection.

No: No the shape will change significantly. A newborn skull has sutures which stay open and allow the brain to grow within the skull. These will close over time and the skull will round out to a more adult look. ...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!
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As a baby I had surgery because I had craniosynostosis. I am now 17 years old and my skull is now deformed. I'm just curious if there is anyway to fix?

As a baby I had surgery because I had craniosynostosis. I am now 17 years old and my skull is now deformed. I'm just curious if there is anyway to fix?

Plastic and. ..: Reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgeons have at their disposal an entire palate of ways to change the shape of the skull. It is clearly on your mind and there fore worth investigating. Check with the local Craniofacial Panel which is established in nearly every state. At 17 you may still fall under pediatric guidelines and as a revision to a prior surgery and may be considered "NOT" cosmetic. ...Read more