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What are the symptoms of fused skull bones?

What are the symptoms of fused skull bones?

None.: As a newborn, none of the skull bones are fused; there are membranes/cartilage that fill spaces between them. Gradually this converts to bone (ossification), mostly during childhood, but process may not be complete till age 25! if they fuse prematurely, will cause intracranial pressure, head pain, visual problems, and unusual head shapes causing low self-esteem. Craniosynostosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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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What sort of disorder is abnormally fused skull bones?

What sort of disorder is abnormally fused skull bones?

Craniosynostosis: The skull is made of many bone plates which are not fully fused at birth, allowing for adequate brain development. Fibrous tissue between the plates (cranial sutures) calcifies as brain growth slows during the first five or so years. Premature fusion of the plates can cause a mis-sharpen head or inhibit brain growth. Not all fused sutures are worrisome. The only treatment, if required, is surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fused skull bones?

What is the treatment for fused skull bones?

Surgery.: This type of surgery is usually performed by a pediatric neurosurgeon, or a specialist called craniofacial surgeon. There are a variety of surgical approaches, which of course only the surgeon can answer based on each individual case. ...Read more

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Do babies with fused bones in their skull need surgery?

Do babies with fused bones in their skull need surgery?

Yes.: Premature fusion of the skull bones in an infant will not allow the skull and brain to grow normally and will lead to disfigurement. Surgical correction can range from somethingĀ asĀ simple as opening the line of fusion to a complex reconstruction. ...Read more

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I have delayed bone age does that mean my skull will increase in circumference once my bones have reached adult age?

Unlikely : Most will reach their adult skull volume by age 10, with minor remodeling thereafter.The sutures don't fuse between the skull plates until much later. After 10 your growth ins primarily in your long bones ( legs, arms) which in most males stops at 16-18. If you have some delay (bone age of 15) that would not be enough to make more head growth likely. ...Read more

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Is bone age always the same for every bone?ie,if a wrist x-ray showed a delay in bone age of 2 years, would face /skull bones also be delayed 2 years?

Not necessarily, but: B"sd thats a very insightful question. Generaly, endocrinologist accept that the bone age determined from 1 hand /wrist x ray applies to the whole body. Although, not necesarrily true, bone age os determined is clinicaly useful to identify growth delay and can be used to indicate further evaluation and to follow changes over time. So the test seems to serve its purpose. Always glad to discuss. ...Read more

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Hello there doc , i had a few questions in my head concerning donating bone marro : how many times can you donate it ? and what age ?

Awesome: Bone Marrow donation is an awesome gift to give. You can donate multiple times . Usually you have to be 18 yrs old to donate . it is best to donate when you are youngish under 50 . ...Read more

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My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone,at back of head.dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone,at back of head.dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

Correct advice: It is not an urgent matter, however, if the cyst is bothersome, the only reliable way to get rid of it is by surgical excision. It could be done under local anesthesia and it not a dangerous operation. Wish you and your wife good health. ...Read more

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F age 60 got paralyzed from right side ct report multi axial 5mm thru temporal bone & 10mm CT cuts of head hypodense shadow left parietal regen ?

F age 60
got paralyzed from right side
ct report
multi axial 5mm thru temporal bone & 10mm CT cuts of head
hypodense shadow left parietal regen
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Stroke vs. Tumor: You need to get an MRI now. You could either have a stroke or a mass. You don't have a bleed (cause the ct scan is better at showing bleeds...They are very bright)....But you may have a stroke or a mass in the region of the brain. That is why you are weak/paralyzed on the right side...The lesion is on the left parietal side (controls the right arm/leg). ...Read more

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Fused Skull Bones (Definition)

Fused skull bones is a condition in children where the head cannot grow normally because skull bones have permanently fused prematurely. This can result in an abnormally shaped head or ...Read more