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Skull Diseases And Disorders
Infection: Any chronic condition whether infectious such as Tuberculosis or AIDS, or non-infectious, such as cancer can cause malnutrition and protein wasting, which may cause muscle breakdown with waste of facial muscles, so even though the head may appear smaller, but the scull itself doesn't change in size significantly
Craniosynostosis: The skull is made of many bone plates which are not fully fused at birth, allowing for adequate brain development. Fibrous tissue between the plates (cranial sutures) calcifies as brain growth slows during the first five or so years. Premature fusion of the plates can cause a mis-sharpen head or inhibit brain growth. Not all fused sutures are worrisome. The only treatment, if required, is surgery.
Erythema nodosum: Erythema nodosum is considered a reaction pattern to a wide variety of microbial and non-microbial stimuli: dermatophytic infections are rarely associated with en.
I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?
Neurosarcoid: Your sarcoidosis is more advanced then average with lesions involving the nervous system and bone marrow. Involvement of red blood cell-producing areas in your bones is resulting in reactivation of dormant bone marrow regions to maintain an adequate supply of blood elements. You need a sarcoid specialist experienced with the use of immunosuppressive drugs.See 1 more doctor answer
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
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.
Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation.
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.
Yes: In today's world most skull asymmetry acquired by babies laying on back and causing closure of cranial sutures asymmetrically, one side more than other, so called plagiocephaly. Sometimes congenital asymmetric fusion of cranial sutures is cause. More unusual cause would be asymmetry of face and skull with one side larger called hemihypertrophy. If one side of brain smaller than other, another cause
Ask your: Surgeon to see if they can show you a sample.
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.
No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused.
Pagets Disease: You may be feeling the effects of scalloping of the bone in your skull or it may just be a subjective feeling from having the wrong kind of pillow.See 1 more doctor answer
I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned.
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.