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What is frontal bossing?

What is frontal bossing?

Prominent forehead.: Frontal bossing is a physical sign, describing a pronounced forehead with a heavy brow ridge. It is caused by enlargement of the frontal bone which can occur in a rare medical syndromes called acromegaly, where there is uncontrolled release of growth hormone after puberty. In infants, it may be due to hydrocephalus of the brain. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Protruding Forehead (Definition)

Protruding forehead is a facial feature in which a person's forehead appears to stick out forwards somewhat, and be a bit larger than usual, in comparison to the average person of the same racial/ethnic group. Facial features can be familial (passed from parent to child), or they can sometimes be due ...Read more


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How is frontal bossing treated?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, i know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Any info on what causes frontal bossing?

Any info on what causes frontal bossing?

Yes: It may be congenital, or acquired secondary to excess gh or blood vessels in the calvarium bones. Other potential causes of frontal bossing include use of the anti-seizure drug trimethadione during, pregnancy, basal cell nevus syndrome, congenital syphilis, cleidocranial dysostosis, russelsilver, syndrome, rubinstein- taybi syndrome pfeiffer syndrome hurler syndrome. ...Read more

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Any health concerns related to frontal bossing?

Acromegaly : Frontal bossing can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

Acromegaly : Frontal bossing is an enlargement if the frontal bones, the bones that form the forehead, leading to a prominent or protruding forehead. It can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing?

Frontal bossing: What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. if on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. Google acromegaly and look. ...Read more

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What types of people are more prone to have frontal bossing?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, i know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I have frontal bossing. Should I get it checked out by the docter?

Dysmorphologist: frontal bossing, a minor malformation which by definition is a physical feature present in 5% or less in your ethnic group, is significant if associated with at least 2 other minor malformations. If either parent is affected &normal, it is a benign familial variant. A dysmorphologist can check you for other minor malfs; if 3 or more,risk of a major malformation is 50%,with further eval indicated ...Read more

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17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? or not yet?

17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? or not yet?

Yes, concern: after growth plates are closed excess growth hormone has a number of characteristics, including development of a prominent brow. Take her to the a Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a protruding forehead really the sign of a more developed frontal lobe?

I was wondering is a protruding forehead really the sign of a more developed frontal lobe?

Not necessarily: Frontal bossing is an abnormal enlargement of the frontal bone. It can be associated with rare medical conditions including acromegaly, or with conditions such as benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces. In the latter condition, the size of the frontal lobes may be normal or even reduced due to the increased subarachnoid space. Further reading: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1576605 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

Am "angioma": Literally is a mass of disordered blood vessels. They can be watched, resected, or infarcted angiographically with metalic coils. If causing symptoms, mass or seizures, treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Frontal Fibrosis Alopecia can you recommend any treatment?

Frontal Fibrosis Alopecia can you recommend any treatment?

Nioxin, minoxidil: The use of Nioxin or Minoxidil can sometimes help in this condition. Certain autoimmune disorders can predispose one to this condition and patients affected by this should see a rheumatologist for further evaluation ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point. ...Read more

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My brother has old infract frontal and temporo parietal lobe please tell the treatment ?

My brother has old infract frontal and temporo parietal lobe please tell the
treatment ?

Old stroke: Treatment is likely based on cause and residual problems. If this was due to trauma, arterial dissection, or an embolism, the approach should vary. Some strokes are secondary to heart issues. Generically, antiplatelet drugs might be preventative if future risk, and weakness or imbalance due to the stroke could benefit from pt, ot, and speech therapy. ...Read more

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Frontal and left maxillary sinusites with left maxillary polyp/mucosal thickeing. Which treatment is required?

Frontal and left maxillary sinusites with left maxillary polyp/mucosal thickeing. Which treatment is required?

Sinusitis: Hello. You are describing a condition called pan sinusitis which means that multiple sinuses are affected. The treatment of choice in my practice would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy may be helpful to check for recovery. ...Read more

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My 82 to grandma has a left frontal lobe tumor close to the speech control area. Can you start treatment without biopsy?

My 82 to grandma has a left frontal lobe tumor close to the speech control area. Can you start treatment without biopsy?

Sometimes: If MRI is diagnostic of glioblastoma and if area is too dangerous for biopsy, some would ok radiation of gamma-knife treatment. Usually it's best to get a biopsy. Some things, such as lymphoma, can be even curative without surgery. ...Read more

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Cerebral dysrhythmia left frontal/temporal lobes Causing emotional outbursts. What could be appropriate treatment for adults?

Cerebral dysrhythmia left frontal/temporal lobes Causing emotional outbursts. What could be appropriate treatment for adults?

Unfamiliar: I'm unfamiliar with this terminology - was an EEG performed and this was noted in the report? Please clarify and restate your question based on more precise descriptions of this "dysrhythmia". ...Read more

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Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn . due to an stroke . age : 52 . sex : female . what is the treatment ?

Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn . due to an stroke . age : 52 . sex : female . what is the treatment ?

PT/prevention: Once you have had a stroke the treatment focuses on therapy to improve deficits and prevention of another stroke. Speech and physical therapy are extremely important in recovery, depending upon your deficits. Your doctor will work with you to make sure that your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are optimal to try and prevent another stroke. Smoking cessation is also important. ...Read more

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Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?

Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?

A large tumor: A tumor of this size may be causing symptoms and serious consideration of surgical resection should be undertaken by a skilled neurosurgeon. Only if an excellent surgeon has recommended against surgery or the patient has serious medical problems would I advise radiation treatments in a large tumor like this. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Frontal Bossing (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. if on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. ...Read more