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As a baby I had surgery because I had craniosynostosis. I am now 17 years old and my skull is now deformed. I'm just curious if there is anyway to fix?
Plastic and. ..: Reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgeons have at their disposal an entire palate of ways to change the shape of the skull. It is clearly on your mind and there fore worth investigating. Check with the local Craniofacial Panel which is established in nearly every state. At 17 you may still fall under pediatric guidelines and as a revision to a prior surgery and may be considered "NOT" cosmetic. ...Read more
Can headphones deform the skull formation of an adult (18) with time? If not where is the deformation coming from?
Not headphones: Headphones will not deform the skull of an 18-year old. If there is new deformity in your skull it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more
Hard to say: If 2 years have gone by with no therapy and the skull is misshapen, it is unlikely to self correct. There are a variety of skull defects triggered by abnormal fetal position or premature fusion of the growth lines, each requires a different treatment and response varies. Self correction is most likely with positioning or helmets in the first year. Growth line fusion usually requires surgery. ...Read more
I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?
Look at your baby: Pictures. Likely, a suture line of your skull closed prematurely in infancy. You're a bit old for the type of surgery done on infants for premature craniostenosis. If you can't disguise it by a haircut & it really bothers you, ask your doctor for referral to a craniofacial clinic with a neurosurgeon & plastic surgeon who can tell you risks vs. Benefits of surgery on an adult. ...Read more
I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?
Skull has cranial bones & facial bones.
Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid.
Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more
Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Yes: In today's world most skull asymmetry acquired by babies laying on back and causing closure of cranial sutures asymmetrically, one side more than other, so called plagiocephaly. Sometimes congenital asymmetric fusion of cranial sutures is cause. More unusual cause would be asymmetry of face and skull with one side larger called hemihypertrophy. If one side of brain smaller than other, another cause ...Read more
Ask your: Surgeon to see if they can show you a sample. ...Read more
Possibly: Please see a Neurosurgeon for an expert evaluation and advice. May be possible on HealthTap. I highly recommend Dr. Tarun Arora on HealthTap. He is excellent. ...Read more
No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused. ...Read more
Pagets Disease: You may be feeling the effects of scalloping of the bone in your skull or it may just be a subjective feeling from having the wrong kind of pillow. ...Read more
I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned. ...Read more
Formication?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
Which part: What has your doctor told you. For the most part just cosmetic treatment, like keep it covered with hair. If you have had it since a baby, and this has not already caused any neurological damage, so far, then it is not going to. ...Read more
I apologize for all the questions lately, but is it normal for the space at the back of your skull to be noticeable?
Yes, in some people.: Everyone's skull has a different shapeGet a more detailed answer ›
I have little dents in my skull may have been there my whole life not sure its no pain at all just wondering is it normal?
Head: It is not uncommon to have sometimes small depressions in the skull, if they have there your whole life they are very likely normal. ...Read more
My son fx his skull at age 22, he is now 26. The older he gets the more angry and socially inept he becomes. Who can help him?
I can press my skull and it feel pressable is your at least a Lil soft to press to feel a indent only while pressing? A concern?
Doubtful...: I suspect that what you are feeling "indent" are just the skin and tissues covering your skull. I can't see what you are talking about, so if you are fairly certain it is more than that, then have your doctor check it out. ...Read more
2-3 inch long, 1/2 inch wide vertical crevice/indentation just off to the right on top of my skull. Only just noticed it. What could it be?
Probably lifetime: Sounds like an incomplete closure of a suture in your skull. Not unusual. A a kid these thing close up and the cartilaginous borders harden--but no always. If you remember severe head trauma, it could be a cracked skull with irregular healing or mild depression. Can't think of anything currently serious but a cracked depressed skull fracture could have been. ...Read more
Hello, I have a sensation like something cold is dripping inside my skull on the left side. These is no pain or other symptoms. What could it be?
Need evaluation: Unable to guide without a detailed history and then further testing. ...Read more
I half a knot on the top of my skull. Dime size and there's a slight throb from time to time from it. Should I be worried or will it go away in time?
Only by imaging.. ..: An x-ray xam or if significant trauma, a CT should B done. This will answer your question as well as give a lot more information 4 Ur MD as it is what's going on inside Ur head that's more important. ...Read more
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