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Doctor insights on: Skull Diseases And Disorders

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Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease?

Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease?

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

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What sort of disorder is abnormally fused skull bones?

What sort of disorder is abnormally fused skull bones?

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.

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What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull? What disease is it?

What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull? What disease is it?

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.

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I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?

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.

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Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Both are complex: CT and MRI can identify bones and soft tissues of the skull and anatomy of the brain but in different types of detail. Intracranial means inside the skull.

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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" Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

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

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What are the different parts of the skull?

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.

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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.

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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.

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What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

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.

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Extreme onset of pain right bottom of skull help?

Many things: Get it looked at by neurologist. It could be occipital neuralgia or problems from the upper cervical vertebrae. Both of those conditions are relatively easy to treat.

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Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

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

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Can I see the titanium plate before it fitted in my skull?

Ask your: Surgeon to see if they can show you a sample.

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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.

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Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

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.

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What could cause your skull to feel like it's caving in on the top?

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.

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The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned.

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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.