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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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I have a rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. I have reason to believe it's what's called an external occipital protuberance. ?

I have a rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. I have reason to believe it's what's called an external occipital protuberance. ?

Lump: If that is what you have, you have always had it because a normal part of our head. Nothing to worry about. If this is new and you've never felt it before, have it checked out ...Read more

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Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.

Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.

Occipital pain: Pain with swelling at this location can be a simple scalp or muscle condition or can be a more serious condition such as irritation of the greater occipital nerve. Because this has been going on for so long it would be best to be evaluated by a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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For last 6 yrs i hv a hard protuberance on my lt rib bones under lt breast. My mother has the same thng. There is no pain or anything. What can it be?

Hard lump: That would be very difficult to tell you what it is without directly visualizing it. You should point it out to your doctor and give her the same information. ...Read more

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Is my nose broken? I recently got punched in the nose a night ago and i was pretty much bleeding for an entire day. The bone between my two nostrils feel uneven. One side is straight, and the other feels as though there is a protuberance. There is swel

It's : It's probably a good idea to have your nose examined by a doctor. If the nasal bones are broken you can have a procedure (closed nasal fracture reduction) to reduce the misallignment within the first 10-14 days of the injury. Another thing you'd want to check on is that you don't have a blood clot within your septum. This would need to be addressed more urgently to make sure the blood collection doesn't get infected and cause permanent damage to your septal cartilage. ...Read more

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What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

Genetic alterations.: Dfsp (dermtofibrosarcoma protruberans) is a malignancy that presents as nodular subcutaneous (under the skin) masses. Tumors are associated with specific abnormalities on chromosomes 22 & sometimes 17 that can trigger abnormal gene activity of a growth factor (pdgfb) that is fused to a collagen (connective tissue) gene, causing tumors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgmhw8iyrzy. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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