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