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Can the frontal bone in face actually be pushed back with an adult cranioplasty?

Can the frontal bone in face actually be pushed back with an adult cranioplasty?

Cranioplasty: Any bone of the face can be removed and replaced in a different position. If a cranioplasty is being done then it sounds like a bone prominence (e.g. Fibrous dysplasia) is being removed and the defect repaired with a cranioplasty procedure. This last can be done with bone from somewhere else on the head or with foreign materials of which there is a long list. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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1 yr before i got an accident and frontal bone surgery was done. Now on my scalp uncontrollable dandruff is forming post surgery. Advice to stop this?

1 yr before i got an accident and frontal bone surgery was done. Now on my scalp uncontrollable dandruff is forming post surgery. Advice to stop this?

Dandruff: Neutrogena shampoo. Showers with tepid or cool water. Minimize frequency of washing (water dries up skin). Try antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec...)sometimes we use steroid lotions. Just make sure is dandruff and nothing else (see doctor if condition does not improve). ...Read more

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35 yo f w/rrms. Brain mris every 6 mo. Recent report: "t1&t2 hyperintensity, could be hemangioma in right frontal bone." do I need more testing?

35 yo f w/rrms. Brain mris every 6 mo. Recent report: "t1&t2 hyperintensity, could be hemangioma in right frontal bone." do I need more testing?

Further testing: If you have been having an MRI every 6 months, it's possible this hyperintensity showed up before, but was not reported. Sometimes small versions of this are missed during other tests. Having another MRI in the future should be an adequate method to study this. If you have another MRI 6 months from now, that should be helpful enough. ...Read more

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What doctor treats benign frontal osteoma?

What doctor treats benign frontal osteoma?

Orthopedic: As this is a benign condition of the bone i would think an orthopedic surgeon may be the person; on the other hand it is located on the frontal bone and maybe a plastic surgeon should be consulted. Speak with your physician about the goals you have in mind and make a mutual decision about which would be best. ...Read more

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My husband 41 years has a swollen sack inside the bone of the ankle.In report they called it osteod osteoma .Explain please I am so desperate...

My husband 41 years has a swollen sack inside the bone of the ankle.In report they called it osteod  osteoma .Explain please I am so desperate...

Benign but painful: Ostoid osteoma is a benign(non cancerous) tumor of the bone. It has a specific look on mri, ct scans and bone scans. It is a small area of increased vascularity that classically hurts more at night and is relieved by taking Aspirin like compounds. Its natural is history is that it will eventually go away on its own with 5-7 years .It can be removed surgically or with focused radiofrequency ablati. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteod osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

What is the best treatment for osteod  osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

CT location, surgery: Depending on the location of the tumor, a ct guided or a MRI of the exact location of the lesion needs to be performed. With a guided approach, minimal damage to surrounding tissue (nerves) can irradicate the tumor. ...Read more

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Is there a lazer treatment for osteod osteoma.It is in a very critical place and it is active about 1cm &inside the bones of the left ankle.Help!

No: There is no laser treatment for osteoid osteoma. It can be removed by surgery or by focused radio-frequency ablation an experienced interventional radiologist. See an orthopedic surgeon locally for advice. ...Read more

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