Top
30
Doctor insights on: Frontal Bossing

Share
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
11 Doctors shared insights

Frontal Bossing (Overview)

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.


1

1
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. Hamid Sajjadi
11 Doctors shared insights

Frontal Bossing (Overview)

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.


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
How to get rid of frontal lobe migraine for teens and what causes it?

How to get rid of frontal lobe migraine for teens and what causes it?

Preventive meds: Medical eveluation helpful need good sleep pattern at least 8 hours daily, avoid caffiene, try to minimize stress, decrease processed meats, if continued and severe may use daily preventive medication, . ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

15

15
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

16

16
Please let me know if there is any way to reduce protruding forehead?

Please let me know if there is any way to reduce protruding forehead?

Doubt it: Theoretically one can reshape the skull but practically it will do too much damage to the brain to make it even worth a fleeting thought. Appearance is not everything and you'd do more to develop your skill and personality than to worry so much about your looks. If you were a woman, consult your hairdresser to see if there is a cut which would complement your features. ...Read more

17

17
Do you have any suggestions for hiding a high/protruding forehead besides bangs?

Hiding forehead: Bangs are the easiest answer, and you can even get "clip in" ones from stores like Ulta or online that can prevent the need to cut actual bangs if you don't want to. Some head bands can help. Maybe a scarf in the hair will draw attention away from the forehead. ...Read more

18

18
Protruding forehead, what can I do to get rid of it, how did it happen?

Protruding forehead, what can I do to get rid of it, how did it happen?

Need evaluation: Can't really answer that without more information. This could be a family trait or may be a sign of something called acromegaly which is a hormone disorder caused by a pituitary tumor. You should see an ENT or facial surgeon. ...Read more

19

19
What's the purpose of the protruding forehead? Is there a bigger brain in there?

What's the purpose of the protruding forehead? Is there a bigger brain in there?

Congenital problem: The brain normally grows and expands the skull in all directions. A protruding forehead is probably due to premature closure of one of the skull suture lines in the head, which leads to an abnormal compensatory growth in the unrestricted direction. There is no purpose other than the need for normal growth and expansion of the brain. ...Read more

20

20
Protruding forehead (usually without hair) is a physical indication of intelligence?

No.: There is no relationship between the size or shape of the head (with or without hair) and intelligence. One cannot accurately guess a person's IQ by looks or even by scanning instruments such as mri, spect, or pet. Some genetic syndromes with striking physical features do predict intelligence, but almost always in the form of increased risk for mental retardation. ...Read more

21

21
Protruding forehead (usually without hair) is a physical indication of intelligence, is this true?

Protruding forehead (usually without hair) is a physical indication of intelligence, is this true?

No: Sorry, skull traits and appearance reveal absolutely nothing about someone's intelligence or personality. ...Read more

23

23
I have got frontal headach?

Frontal Headache: Can be caused by many thing, in this case could be sinusitis and or migraine, see a neurologist for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

24

24
What is an old frontal lobal infart?

What is an old frontal lobal infart?

Frontal Lobe: Infarction - is a previous stroke in the frontal lobe of the brain. ...Read more

25

25
What's a frontal lobectomy?

What's a frontal lobectomy?

A mistake?: Frontal lobotomy, a procedure rarely perfomed in which the frontal lobe of the brain is removed. A lobectomy generally refers to removal of one lobe of the lung, none of which are frontal. ...Read more

26

26
What I had done and a frontal lobotomy?

What I had done and a frontal lobotomy?

What you had done?: Frontal lobotomies are not often done today. The majority of them were done by psychiatrists by placing a tome under the eyelid on each side pushing into the brain and moving the knife (tome) side to side to cut brain tracts. There was a very high morbidity. Frontal lobes (one) are often removed with tumor or hemorrhage. Removing one side usually leaves person normal. ...Read more

27

27
What is frontal sinus?

What is frontal sinus?

Forehead sinus: The frontal sinus is the sinus in the forehead. ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
What happens when you don't have frontal sinuses?

What happens when you don't have frontal sinuses?

Normal variant: A small subset of people do not develop frontal sinuses. This is a normal anatomic variation almost always with no consequence. ...Read more

30

30
What do you mean by focal right frontal hematoma?

What do you mean by focal right frontal hematoma?

A hematoma: Is a collection if blood. The right frontal area would be the forehead, or if internal bleeding the frontal lobes of the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
3 Doctors shared insights

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