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What is external occipital protuberance?

What is external occipital protuberance?

Bump back of head: Bump representing normal bone back of skull. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_occipital_protuberance ...Read more

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What is a posterior osseous protuberance from the posterior aspect of the odontoid?

What is a posterior osseous protuberance from the posterior aspect of the odontoid?

Odontoid protuberanc: What is being described is excessive bone growth on the odontoid which is a bone unit at the top of the spine, at the base of the skull. If this extra bone is causing compression on the spinal cord then it might been to be removed. If there are no symptoms then one would just followed it with MRIs. ...Read more

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Can an enlargement in the external occipital protuberance be of any concern?

Can an enlargement in the external occipital protuberance be of any concern?

Probably not: unless it is rapidly growing. It could be related to your headache, so it is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know if occipital protuberance can be safely, surgically chopped off to make the hind side of skull look planar without any protuberance.

I want to know if occipital protuberance can be safely, surgically chopped off to make the hind side of skull look planar without any protuberance.

Occipital protrubera: This is a first. It really depends on how thick the bone is. Also of importance is the attachment of the posterior neck muscles to that region. I would go and see a plastic surgeon. I would suggest that you be very cautious - there is nothing wrong with the protruberance its normal to have it. ...Read more

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My sister has been detected with bony protuberance in relation to the petrous apex on the left side.Legion size 8mm. What should be the treatment?

My sister has been detected with bony protuberance in relation to the petrous apex on the left side.Legion size 8mm. What should be the treatment?

Is this the problem?: One of the first things that should be determined is whether or not this bony lesion has anything to do with what's wrong with your sister. If it does, it's likely she needs a neurosurgery consult. I would have hoped the radiologist would offer a few possible causes of this type of bone lesion in the report from which you quoted. Good luck to your sister! ...Read more

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I just discovered that I have a boney lump on the back the lower part of my head, about 1-2 weeks ago. It's probably External occipital protuberance?

I just discovered that I have a  boney lump on the back the lower part of my head, about 1-2 weeks ago. It's probably External occipital protuberance?

Yes: you are correct. it is more prominent in some than others. It is a frequent point of concern especial among young mothers. ...Read more

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How to know if the lump on the back of the head is a external occipital protuberance?

How to know if the lump on the back of the head is a external occipital protuberance?

Examine: occasional an X-ray if some question. Cysts and lipomas can occur there also along with some othe R masses ...Read more

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I have a marble sized rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. seems to be a occipital protuberance. It has gotten bigger over time?

I have a marble sized rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. seems to be a occipital protuberance. It has gotten bigger over time?

Occipital Lymph node: Probably a lymph node reacting to a scalp injury or infection, even dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, but just to be absolutely sure it isn't something more serious like lymphoma, best to see your primary care doctor who can refer you for a biopsy if necessary. ...Read more