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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Abnormal Skull Shape

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Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature

Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature

No: No, the growth plates in a 40 year old have been closed have been closed for many years and so pagers or really any condition can not really cause the growth of a person several inches at that age. Hat size can get bigger as the skull can enlarge, but no significant vertical growth. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Abnormal Skull Shape (Definition)

Abnormal skull shape is a symptom in which a child's head is unusually shaped, compared to heads of children with the same age or body size. Seriously abnormal head shapes are usually caused by early closure of one or more of the suture lines (growth lines) in between the skull ...Read more


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Is there any surgical options for a symptomatic wedged vertebrae that is old, healed? 14 degree, T7 vertebrae

Is there any surgical options for a symptomatic wedged vertebrae that is old, healed? 14 degree, T7 vertebrae

Yes: Ask for referral to be evaluated by a surgical spine specialist, either ortho or neuro spine. The surgical evaluation will include exam, MRI, injections and discussions about precise diagnosis and treatments. There are options. Take friend or family with you to appointments. Be well. ...Read more

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I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize the affected side?

I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize  the affected side?

Lambdoid Synostosis: Seek evaluation from a craniofacial surgeon. Synostosis can cause asymmetric skull bone growth and there are possible operation to address them depending on your age and deformity. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for a spinal tap opening pressure? I have seen numbers like 70-200 & 10-25 as normal. Which are correct?

What is the normal range for a spinal tap opening pressure? I have seen numbers like 70-200 & 10-25 as normal. Which are correct?

Both : 70 to 200 mm of water, or 7-20 cm. Some feel that 25cm is normal. You have to be as relaxed as one could be in that situation, and legs extended. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan rule out all dangerous causes for a neck headache that i feel head pressure with position change? Would it show chiari malformation?

Would a CT scan rule out all dangerous causes for a neck headache that i feel head pressure with position change? Would it show chiari malformation?

Investigation: I would speak to your doctor about how to evaluate these headaches.A ct scan would reveal a tumor or other mass lesion in the head. It will show a chiari malformation or other boney abnormality. ...Read more

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Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Uncertain about leng: Uncertain about length of what? 3" of height is a lot and would not be due to compression. There may have been a measuring issue. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

Scoliosis : No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Several things: There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth. If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it. ...Read more

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I am curious if the term "unremarkable" in this xray is good or bad? Above normal ? Also any other impressions from this ? Findings: the thoracic vertebral bodies are unremarkable in height and alignment. There is no verterbral body fracture or significan

I am curious if the term "unremarkable" in this xray is good or bad? Above normal ?
Also any other impressions from this ? Findings: the thoracic vertebral bodies are unremarkable in height and alignment. There is no verterbral body fracture or significan

Good: Since a radiologist or other physician reading an x-ray would be remiss if he/she didn't "remark" on any abnormality, if a study or area is unremarkable it can be considered lacking abnormalities. The reading you referenced reads normal height and alignment of the thoracic vertebrae. That is a good thing. ...Read more

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Is there a part in brain responsible only of talking?Can vacum tool in delivery damage brain?Is head size 47cm normal for a 2,7 months boy height 90cm

Yes, no, don't know: The answer to your first question is yes. The answer to 2nd question is no. Head size has nothing whatsoever to do with talking or suction device. Why haven't you discussed head size with pediatrician? That what he's there for. You have a lot of erroneous & fanciful notions. Acquiring some real knowledge by educating yourself about the body in health & disease would help you a lot. ...Read more

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Mild junctional changes @ l3/4 w/slight retrolisthesis & exaggerated lordotic curvature. What does this mean? Fused L3-S1 12/2014. Lots of back pain!!

Mild junctional changes @ l3/4 w/slight retrolisthesis & exaggerated lordotic curvature. What does this mean? Fused L3-S1 12/2014. Lots of back pain!!

Facets: Thrse are expected changes and are described as mild cant explain clinical severe pain may be incidental findings,having exagerated lordosis after a fusion is great as loss of lordosis and sagital plane imbalance more the rule. more lordosis is good keep looking for the pain generator not bad enough to add to fusion at mild , back pain post op can be from surgical muscle injury ...Read more

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What other physical features are usually correlated to a flat nose bridge?

What other physical features are usually correlated to a flat nose bridge?

Ethnic nose: Usually flat noses are associated with ethnic patients. They are correlate with a wide nasal bridge, which often includes a wide, poorly defined nasal tip. ...Read more

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I received a diagnosis of "Sinus Rhythm, T Wave Abnormality in anterior leads, borderline abnormal for age (29) and gender (F). Abnormal ECG. Worried?

I received a diagnosis of "Sinus Rhythm, T Wave Abnormality in anterior leads, borderline abnormal for age (29) and gender (F). Abnormal ECG. Worried?

Cardiologist: These T wave abnormalities are nonspecific and it's important to compare them to any prior EKG if one is available. If none are available the findings may not necessarily be due to any cardiac pathology and may even be a normal variant in a young woman. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and examine you and recommend further testing like an echocardiogram if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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X-ray results determine compression fracture to t6 with slight kyphosis at that level? No destructive lesions identified. What are my options. Help

X-ray results determine compression fracture to t6 with slight kyphosis at that level?  No destructive lesions identified. What are my options. Help

Depends: This depends if the fracture is new or old & a MRI would determine this. If new, a back support is not needed & Miacalcin nasal spray will work well for 2 months to control pain as it heals. Need workup to assess bone density & vitamin d level & take adequate calcium & exercise routinely. You need to stop smoking if you have this habit. This will help minimize chance of another fracture. ...Read more

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Does a flat nasal bridge and wide set eyes always mean a chromosome disorder?

Does a flat nasal bridge and wide set eyes always mean a chromosome disorder?

No: Sometimes this is a normal inherited trait. Try to see if others in the family share that trait. If you suspect that this person has a chromosome disorder, the doctors that diagnose them are called genetecists. If the person is your child it's best to see a pediatrician about your concerns first. (of course, if this is a coworker or the like, it's best to just leave it be ;). ...Read more