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My child was born without metopic ridge, yet a definitive ridge has now formed. Her head growth has been normal. She is now 1. Should i be concerned?
See pediatrician: It may not be anything to worry about, but your pediatrician should evaluate not only the child's head growth (head circumference) but also the shape of the head. Just having a ridge in and of itself does not always mean that something is wrong, but when it associated with an abnormality of the shape of the skull, it can be a problem. ...Read more
My son ws born with metopic ridge. His head was and is in 3rd percentile. His soft spot closed at 4 months. How conserned should I be? He has hypotoni
Could craniosynostosis be missed until 15 months? Child has a ridge along metopic suture, but pediatrician says too late for diagnosis.
Craniosynostosis: Ridging along a metopic suture does not necessarily mean craniosynostosis. There are other findings associated with it that fit into the diagnosis of trigonocephaly. It is not too late for a diagnosis and a work up by a craniofacial surgeon might be helpful here for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Metopic synostosis: Surgery is really the only option at present. Surgery for metopics is really based on how severe the synostosis is on examination. A mild ridge most do nothing. Severe ridge with dimpling lateral to the eyes and close set ears are the more concerning types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My so was born with Metopic Synotosis (Cranio Synotosis) I was wondering what long term issues will he suffer with he now has high blood pressure ?
Unlikely: Metopic synostosis is more a cosmetic issue than anything else.The majority of babies are born with that suture already functionally closed in the womb. Some have a pronounced keel shaped forehead that fades as they get older, but it does not create the same type of problems we find with other forms of synostosis. ...Read more
Does this help?: 'cogwheel' rigidity and 'leadpipe' rigidity are two types identified with parkinson's disease. 'leadpipe' rigidity results when an increase in muscle tone causes a sustained resistance to passive movement throughout the whole range of motion, with no fluctuations.'cogwheel' rigidity is a combination of leadpipe rigidity and tremor which presents as a jerky resistance to passive movement. ...Read more