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Doctor insights on: Skull Deformity In Adults

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Help plz! Can skull deformity be corrected during adulthood?

Help plz! Can skull deformity be corrected during adulthood?

Possibly: Please see a Neurosurgeon for an expert evaluation and advice. May be possible on HealthTap. I highly recommend Dr. Tarun Arora on HealthTap. He is excellent. ...Read more

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Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

In severe cases: In infants in severe cases, cranioplasty can help with the skull shape but the risk increases as the child becomes older. Most posterior deformities are hidden by hair and do not cause any fuctional issue. If it is a medical necessity, insurance will cover it. ...Read more

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How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

Change head position: The best prevention, and treatment for infants under 3 months of age, is not allowing the baby to sleep with the same head position. One the baby is fully asleep, change the head position to the opposite side of the previous sleep period. If there already is head "deformity", have the infant sleep on the normal or less deformed side consistently until the head becomes normal appearing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age?

Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age?

Not age alone: Bone disease like Paget's disease can alter the shape of the skull. Acromegaly can increase the size of the skull. Metabolic bone disease may alter the shape by softening the bones. ...Read more

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I have a crooked skull. Want to know what, if anything can possibly be done for an adult.?

I have a crooked skull. Want to know what, if anything can possibly be done for an adult.?

Which part: What has your doctor told you. For the most part just cosmetic treatment, like keep it covered with hair. If you have had it since a baby, and this has not already caused any neurological damage, so far, then it is not going to. ...Read more

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Can headphones deform the skull formation of an adult (18) with time? If not where is the deformation coming from?

Can headphones deform the skull formation of an adult (18) with time? If not where is the deformation coming from?

Not headphones: Headphones will not deform the skull of an 18-year old. If there is new deformity in your skull it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Who to ask for advice about cranioplasty or skull reshaping in an adult?

Who to ask for advice about cranioplasty or skull reshaping in an adult?

Cranioplasty: A cranioplasty or skull reshaping is done by a neurosurgeon and you need to find on who is interested in doing this type of procedure and typically one that is skilled in doing craniofacial surgery. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an adult's skull and an infant's skull?

See details: Infant' skull has lot of room to grow therefore the current shape may not the final shape as one of the adult skull which is rigid and no longer growing. ...Read more

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Hi, is it normal for my adult skull to get more bumps and indentations? I also notice when I apply pressure to an area of my skull I feel a dull pain.

Hi, is it normal for my adult skull to get more bumps and indentations? I also notice when I apply pressure to an area of my skull I feel a dull pain.

See your physician: While the skull surface isn't perfectly smooth, it doesn't usually change in adults. See your physician. He can examine you and order an Xray to ascertain if a problem is present ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fetal skull anatomy - what's the difference between adult skull and pediatrics skull anatomy?

Can you tell me about fetal skull anatomy - what's the difference between adult skull and pediatrics skull anatomy?

Adult / child Skull: Size is the main difference and after 2 years of age and once the fontanelles and sutures are closed, there is not much of difference in the skull itself.
that is how the adult projection from child pictures is possible ...Read more

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I have delayed bone age does that mean my skull will increase in circumference once my bones have reached adult age?

I have delayed bone age does that mean my skull will increase in circumference once my bones have reached adult age?

Unlikely: Most will reach their adult skull volume by age 10, with minor remodeling thereafter. The sutures don't fuse between the skull plates until much later. After 10 your growth ins primarily in your long bones (legs, arms) which in most males stops at 16-18. If you have some delay (bone age of 15) that would not be enough to make more head growth likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adults to get a diastatic skull fracture from a car accident?

Is it possible for adults to get a diastatic skull fracture from a car accident?

Yes: With sufficient force of impact there can be a diastatic fracture involving a skull suture ...Read more

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What can cause a thick skull?

What can cause a thick skull?

Pathologically: Several diseases including but not limited to Paget's Disease and Acromegaly...
Psychologically it means a stubborn individual
eg "he was a thick skulled brute"

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Dr Z ...Read more

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull: That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones.
Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid.
Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

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What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

Get it checked: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my skull hurts alot?

When I wake up in the morning my skull hurts alot?

Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more