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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Enlarged Skull (Overview)

Enlarged skull is a symptom in which a person has a bigger skull than expected for somebody his age, size, and gender. Causes can include congenital (present at birth) brain disorders, childhood increased brain pressure, etc...


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How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your concern to your doctor first. A careful review of your history with a physical exam are frequently all that's required to put your mind at ease. Your doctor can make the decision with you about imaging studies if the exam is inconclusive. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
5 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Skull (Overview)

Enlarged skull is a symptom in which a person has a bigger skull than expected for somebody his age, size, and gender. Causes can include congenital (present at birth) brain disorders, childhood increased brain pressure, etc...


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How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your concern to your doctor first. A careful review of your history with a physical exam are frequently all that's required to put your mind at ease. Your doctor can make the decision with you about imaging studies if the exam is inconclusive. ...Read more

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Enlarged skull delivered by c section?

Enlarged skull delivered by c section?

Possibly: In cases where there is the suspicion of a large baby or a baby with a significantly enlarged head a c section would allow for less risk and possibly less harm to the baby since c sections permit a larger opening than the limited space of the birth canal. ...Read more

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Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Analyse risk/benefit: The analysis of risk/benefit would likely be against this request. Just because it is possible does not mean it should or would be considered. ...Read more