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Skull Deformity In Adults
Can a craniofacial surgeon perform this procedure on an adult male with a congenital skull deformity, to reduce the overall skull size?
Skull deformity: Yes, but may also need the help of a neurosurgeon ...Read more
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Is it possible for adult to develop flat spot on top of skull. Have a flat spot on half of top of head but not sure if always been there?
Not possible.: It is not possible to develop a flat spot without significant application of force. Hair generally covers it all up. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me about fetal skull anatomy - what's the difference between adult skull and pediatrics skull anatomy?
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
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
Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more