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Doctor insights on: Softening Of The Skull Among Infants

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I am 24 years old with mild plagiocephaly and I don't want it to get any worse. Is that possible for the skull to keep changing? oris that only infant

I am 24 years old with mild plagiocephaly and I don't want it to get any worse. Is that possible for the skull to keep changing? oris that only infant

By age 24---: ---your cranial sutures have long since fused and there should be no further deformation of the skull. Your plagiocephaly will not progress at this point in your life. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an adult's skull and an infant's skull?

What are the differences between an adult's skull and an infant's skull?

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

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How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

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 more

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Can you please tell me why it'simportant that the bones of an infant's skull not grow together too rapidly?

Shape/size preserv: There roughy 17 growth centers of the human skull that push away at each other while the skull grows in size and changes contour with age.Most head growth is finished by age 9.Premature fusion of a growth center stops the skull from enlarging in the area.This limits the volume the brain can grow into and can distort the shape of the skull.Pressure can build up causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?

Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?

Depends: The crack itself does not mean a kid will suffer diminished performance later on. Some babies have relatively simple fractures from falls or incidental trauma & don't mess up the brain inside. Some may suffer brain injury to a minor or major degree & the potential outcome depends on the amount & location of brain injury involved. The quicker the recovery the less likely an impact on iq. ...Read more

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Why would infants under 12 months wear helmet? Don't know what it's called - this one resembles that for a fractured skull? I see it a lot nowadays.

Why would infants under 12 months wear helmet? Don't know what it's called - this one resembles that for a fractured skull? I see it a lot nowadays.

Helmets: Since the recommendation to keep babies on their back to avoid sids, babies heads have become misshapened. In order to correct the misshaped head, babies wear these corrective helmets. ...Read more

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Can having a fractured skull as an infant lead to having seizures later in life?

Can having a fractured skull as an infant lead to having seizures later in life?

Possibly: This is one of those things you will never get a straight answer to, unless the trauma was severe enough to have caused brain damage. Even then, it is more likely than not that the seizures are not related to the trauma. I would consult a good epileptologist (neurologist specializing in seizures). Sometimes the seizure focus can be found and resected. ...Read more

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Can a radiologist differentiate between wormian bones and a fractures in an infants skull?

Can a radiologist differentiate between wormian bones  and a fractures in an infants skull?

Yes: Wormian bones are small pieces of bones that lie between the normal sutures of infants skulls. They can be markers for several other diseases. ...Read more