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Doctor insights on: Fused Skull Bones Misshapen Head

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Is head back bone bump harmful?

Is head back bone bump harmful?

Google: External occipital protuberance - check an image online. Is this the bump you were referring to? If yes, this is not harmful. ...Read more

Fused Skull Bones (Definition)

The cranium or brain part of the skull is comprised of 8 different bones, and although these joints don't move like those in the extremities, there is slight movement which allows an infant's skull slight movement to enable birth and growth occurs at the margins to allow head symmetry. The margins or sutures generally fuse by 22-39 months. At times they can be prematurely ...Read more


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Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Should not: The ping-pong skull fracture is akin to a greenstick fracture of the long bones in children." should not cause any brain damage unless there was bleeding into the brain... http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/343764-overview. ...Read more

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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

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3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?

3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?

Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more

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Will skull x rays spot any fracrures, hairline fractures or other damage on the forehead and head?

Will skull x rays spot any fracrures, hairline fractures or other damage on the forehead and head?

Depends on size: A complete skull X-ray set (which includes the "Water's view" of the sinuses) are relatively good at spotting big fractures, which are displaced or depressed (i.e., discontinuous). A hairline fracture could be missed on X-ray but picked up on a CT scan. Small hairline fractures can even be missed on CT scan. Best to work from symptoms: if you have pain after an accident, see a doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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If wrist bones fused, does the child still grow?

If wrist bones fused, does the child still grow?

? growth plates?: You don't want your wrist bones to 'fuse' - this would make it impossible to bend or move your wrists. However, if you are talking about the growth plates in the arm bones by your wrists, then when these are fused/closed growth has indeed come to an end. ...Read more

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Does maxilla and sphenoid bone have suture?

Does maxilla and sphenoid bone have suture?

Maxilla and sphenoid: The maxilla and sphenoid are separate bone units of the skull. The squamousal suture can intersect with the sphenoid wing in some people. But technically there is not a true suture between the two bone units. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read more

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Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally" surgery or cast? Why .

Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .

Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more

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What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture.  3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read more

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Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Below the ball porti: The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. ...Read more

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I have extra bone in my head skull bump like a bone tumor?

Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare, so it is likely not a cancer right out of the gate. Where is this lump, behind the ear? If so, it's likely normal anatomy (mastoid process). No skull is completely without irregularities, if you have symptoms such as pain, headaches, or increase in size would get it checked out, if not there's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can high pressure on head, deform, dent or change head shape?

Can high pressure on head, deform, dent or change head shape?

Denting head ?: hello~ your question is not well crafted but I assume you mean pressure to the EXTERIOR of the skull. If so, external pressure can only change the shape of the skull if it is applied BEFORE the sutures in the pediatric skull have fused and by and large that means before 2 years of age. Anterior fontanelle is closed by about 18 months and the sutures fuse then too, so roughly by 2 years of age thx ...Read more

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My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

Get Ortho consult: For someone with many question about bones, getting an Ortho consult would be a good idea. They may provide a genetic referral to see if you fit into one of the inherited bone diseases, which can provide the explanation to your quarries. Good luck?? ...Read more

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Is craniotomy and elevation of fracture of skull bone done in depressed fractures.

Good question: 1. Depends on the extent of depression and compression on brain 2. Also depends on location: cosmesis, in front of hair line etc. 3. Also if there is associated soft tissue injury that is concerning, like a open laceration above the fracture. ...Read more

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Fractured or cracked skull fatal?

Fractured or cracked skull fatal?

Not usually: View the skull like a motorcycle helmet. With trauma, you want protection, and if the helmet breaks, it is likely that the head will not. The skull protects the brain, and usually fractures are like the helmet, i.e., the brain is safe. However, some skull fractures are in bad places, and result in hemorrhages (middle meningeal artery). Few head injuries are fatal, but many cause brain trauma. ...Read more

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Tiny bone growth on my forehead?

Tiny bone growth on my forehead?

Osteoma: An osteoma (plural: "osteomata") is a new piece of bone usually growing on another piece of bone, typically the skull. It is a benign tumor. Could be part of gardner syndrome which is inherited colonic polyps. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...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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Deformed Shape Of Skull (Definition)

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 ...Read more