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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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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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 is the definition or description of: Fused skull bones?

What is the definition or description of: Fused skull bones?

Growth plates closed: 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 closed and no longer. ...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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Is this free. My forehead skull bones are projecting. N im very disoriented. And my femur is off the hipsocket and legs longer at knee.

Is this free. My forehead skull bones are projecting. N im very disoriented. And my femur is off the hipsocket and legs longer at knee.

FearAndLoathingInQLD: Drawing a mental picture of what you describe takes me back to my college days, if you know what I mean...all that's left wanting are the bright colors and a repeat recitation of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" while Jimi Hendrix plays in the background. Whatever it is you have, it should be evaluated in-person by a competent internist. I'm surprised you haven't done so already... ...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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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

Painful bumps: Please see your md.Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs.Your age, medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem. ...Read more

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They say I have delayed bone growth does that mean my skull will get bigger aswell? My head is kinda small its 55-56 CM and im supposed to grow taller

They say I have delayed bone growth does that mean my skull will get bigger aswell? My head is kinda small its 55-56 CM and im supposed to grow taller

Not much: The majority of head growth is finished by age 9 although the bones forming the skull do not completely fuse for many years thereafter.Most males finish their linear growth by 17-18 but an xray of your wrist and hand can show how much more growth to expect.The size of your cranium does not reflect what you can do with it.A portion of the normal population will have both small or oversized heads. ...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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I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasnt grown at all, healthy 19 male?

I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasnt grown at all, healthy 19 male?

Occipital skull: This is a normal part of the skull anatomy. Sometimes there is a protuberance of the skull where the muscles from the neck inset. This can lead to a lump of bone. No need to worry. ...Read more

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What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

Swelling: I'm assuming you didn't suffer blunt head injury recently. Go get this checked out at clinic with a physical exam. Depending on size next step is likely a scan of scalp and cranium (skull). ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however, it does not appear to be a serious issue and you may wait to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. If the "lump" doubles in size, bleeds or ulcerates, see a doctor immediately. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

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Had 5 sharp sting quickly in back of head above bone on skull. Could feel a pulse when I touch it & other side of head too. Worried about stroke im18?

Had 5 sharp sting quickly in back of head above bone on skull. Could feel a pulse when I touch it & other side of head too. Worried about stroke im18?

Not stroke: Pl relax, as stroke symptoms are quite different including numbness, tinglings, light headedness and inability to mover certain parts of body. You may have some cellulitis or local inflammation over scalp which needs to be checked by your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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