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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

Painful bumps: Please see your md.Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs.Your age, medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mele
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Sutures (Definition)

For surgeons, the term suture is used as verb or a noun. A surgeon will suture (stitch-up) an incision with sutures (stiches). For anatomist, a suture is a rigid joint between hard parts. For example, the top of the adult skull has wavy lines running down the middle, and on the sides. These are cranial sutures, and represent where the separate ...Read more


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Is it normal to feel the coronal sutures of my skull? They are also very visible on my head and have been like that since i can remember.

Is it normal to feel the coronal sutures of my skull? They are also very visible on my head and have been like that since i can remember.

Hard to believe: Hello at your age, it would be very hard to feel the suture line of your skull. If you have a medical condition that prevented the closure of these suture lines, which occurs when you are very young, it may be possible. Best to see a doctor who can obtain a ct scan to address your concerns. ...Read more

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Recently my fontanelles have opened again, with the sutures i am 20 years. a long stringy substance began flowing from skull and orbits down throat.

Recently my fontanelles have opened again, with the sutures i am 20 years. a long stringy substance began flowing from skull and orbits down throat.

ASAP: You need to be seen not only by your primary care doctor but by a neurologist and/or neurosurgeon as soon as possible if what you describe is truly the case. Did you have any suture abnormalities as a child?? Please do not delay seeking medical care. ...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?

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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Is bump on end of skull normal?

Back, bottom skull?: Google image of external occipital protuberance. If this is what you are referring to then yes it is normal. ...Read more

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Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Define "growth": Most of skull growth (size, shape) will be complete by age 9 yrs. The suture lines between the skull plates are not fully fused until well into the third decade. ...Read more