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Doctor insights on: Softening Of The Skull Among Infants

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Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly. Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly.  Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate removing part of the skull to remove the clot and relieve the pressure. Sometimes the bone can be replaced and some people have plates put over the area. ...Read more

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Can a baby survive premature closure of the skull bones?

Can a baby survive premature closure of the skull bones?

Knitted skull bones: The infant skull is composed of growth plates designed to grow pushing away from each other. After 9y, the plates knit as the adult head size is reached.Knitting up too early will form ridges & distort the shape of the skull.When this occurs, the knitted area can be released surgically as an open procedure or through a scope. I've cared for 3 in my practice in 3 decades & they have done fine. ...Read more

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The five sections of the vertebral column are suited to the type of movement most likely to occur there?

The five sections of the vertebral column are suited to the type of movement most likely to occur there?

You mean the : Cervical or neck region, the thoracic or chest region and the lumbar or lower back region as the sections of the spine which the anatomy or design varies at each level to allow for varying types of motion at each level with the least motion in the thoracic area due to the presence of the rib cage and significant motion in the cervical region based on specialized vertebrae C1 and C2 and the skull. ...Read more

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Can calcification of the colon occur at the L3-L4 level?

Can calcification of the colon occur at the L3-L4 level?

Do you: really mean colon calcification or some other type of calcification? Colon calcification is not something that typically occurs. ...Read more

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Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

Can lack of vitamin b be the cause of pain in structure of the back, bones and skull?

B complex: There are quite a few different vitamin bs in b complex. However, none is directly related to bone strength. Lack if vitamin c causes scurvy which affect soft tissues, and lack of vitamin d and calcium causes weakening of bones (and the medical condition rickets). ...Read more

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What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture.  3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.

Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read more

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Are the bones of individuals having osteogenesis imperfecta will become more brittle as they reach the age of 40 and above?

Are the bones of individuals having osteogenesis imperfecta will become more brittle as they reach the age of 40 and above?

Deformities due to: Bones remain brittle and as you age there are deformities dure to repeated fractures, there are different kinds from type1 to type8. ...Read more

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Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?

Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?

Not early - genes: We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and the do follow a somewhat predictable schedule on their closure age. However, some children's will close a bit earlier than others and this is largely affected by genes and gender. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

0.1-0.3 %: The most accurate estimates from universal neonatal screening programs place the rate of bilateral hearing loss (greater than 35 db) at 1.4 to 3 per 1000 live births. In more than half of them the deafness is inherited. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

Plate closure: Usually exposure to sex hormones ie androgens or estrogens. These are more likely to be elevated in precocious puberty or adrenal disorders. Environmental exposure is rare but on the list. ...Read more

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What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some fractures in the ulna need little to no treatment while others may need surgery. An orthopedic surgeon with an x-ray can make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of shunt placement in adults?

What are the most common complications of shunt placement in adults?

Tree are a few: Infection, draining too much fluid, bleeding in brain are rare but possible complications. There are a few others that are extraordinarily rare as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cerebellum volume loss at a young age?

What are the causes of cerebellum volume loss at a young age?

Most common : Cause in young people are familial or congenital causes. ...Read more

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How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

Not often, but....: In this young age group, benign causes, such as hemorrhoids are by far the most common cause of blood in bowel movements, however this is always a diagnosis of exclusion.Anyone with blood in the stool needs to be worked up, as cancers in the GI tract can occur at any age, and of course if there is a family history of colon cancer, especially at a young age, routine surveillance should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Smart children...: ...Are born to smart women who make smart choices. Smart choices usually include effective birth control until ready to have a family. So in that way, yes, some relationship exists. ...Read more