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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

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 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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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 happens if you have a flathead/misshapen head, how has it impacted your life?

What happens if you have a flathead/misshapen head, how has it impacted your life?

Cosmetic issue only: The shape of your head usually does not affect the brain. It might be a cosmetic issue but usually hair can be used to improve the appearance. ...Read more

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Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Relax: These grow their fastest before you reach a year of age and then settle down and just sit or shrink. If you made it to your age you are fine. It is more of a curiosity than a risk. Follow your docs lead on this and settle back into your life.I would't be surprised if they sent you around to a few docs to share the curious finding. ...Read more

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When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

Collar bone pain: Often this is found with acromioclavicular disorders. The middle age and older set frequently get arthritis of the "ac" joint. But younger folks more often get sprains. Without trauma, a common cause is from overuse. Too much tennis, push-ups, or especially weight lifting can create such high loads that soreness and inflammation can develope - also called distal clavicle osteolysis. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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