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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?

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

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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

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

Craniosynostosis: If the soft spot (fontanelle) closed prematurely this is an urgent matter. She would need to see the pediatric neurosurgeon promptly. I would tell your doctor immediately as this could leave to problems with brain development. ...Read more

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Could craniosynostosis be missed until 15 months? Child has a ridge along metopic suture, but pediatrician says too late for diagnosis.

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 more

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What is a metopic suture?

What is a metopic suture?

Frontal Suture: It is a misnomer because it disappears by the age of 5 or 6 and due to the presence of dense connective tissue at the frontal suture on skull. ...Read more

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My child has craniosynostosis (metopic), are there any options other than surgery?

My child has craniosynostosis (metopic), are there any options other than surgery?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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Looked up symptoms in medical book. What is rigidity?

Looked up symptoms in medical book. What is rigidity?

Rigidity: Rigidity is an abnormality of muscle tone that can occur in certain neurological conditions. It is a resistance to movement. An example of this is parkinson's disease which can cause rigidity. That is not the only condition that can cause rigidity though. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

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

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What do I do if I have cogwheel rigidity?

What do I do if I have cogwheel rigidity?

See neurologist: Cogwheel rigidity is a neuromuscular problem most often due to parkinson's disease. Medications can help. ...Read more