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Any health concerns related to frontal bossing?

Any health concerns related to frontal bossing?

Acromegaly : Frontal bossing can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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Frontal Bossing (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. if on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. ...Read more


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What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

What is frontal bossing and what does it indicate?

Acromegaly : Frontal bossing is an enlargement if the frontal bones, the bones that form the forehead, leading to a prominent or protruding forehead. It can be a sign of acromegaly, growth hormone excess. This is generally caused by a pituitary tumor and can increase the risk of hypertension and hypertensive heart disease as well as certain cancers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing?

Frontal bossing: What is the definition or description of: Frontal bossing? ANS: The frontal bone area looks too big. if on x-ray thickened. Like Andre the Giant. Google acromegaly and look. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I have frontal bossing. Should I get it checked out by the docter?

Dysmorphologist: frontal bossing, a minor malformation which by definition is a physical feature present in 5% or less in your ethnic group, is significant if associated with at least 2 other minor malformations. If either parent is affected &normal, it is a benign familial variant. A dysmorphologist can check you for other minor malfs; if 3 or more,risk of a major malformation is 50%,with further eval indicated ...Read more

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What types of people are more prone to have frontal bossing?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, i know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? or not yet?

17 yo has developed frontal bossing over past year and is already 6'4". Is there cause for concern? or not yet?

Yes, concern: after growth plates are closed excess growth hormone has a number of characteristics, including development of a prominent brow. Take her to the a Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is frontal bossing?

What is frontal bossing?

Prominent forehead.: Frontal bossing is a physical sign, describing a pronounced forehead with a heavy brow ridge. It is caused by enlargement of the frontal bone which can occur in a rare medical syndromes called acromegaly, where there is uncontrolled release of growth hormone after puberty. In infants, it may be due to hydrocephalus of the brain. ...Read more

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How is frontal bossing treated?

Depends: Frontal bossing can arise from various genetic syndromes that usually present early in life. A disorder known as acromegaly (excess growth hormone in adults) is very uncommon, but can cause this disorder in adults. Other than treating the original problem, i know of no specific therapy for frontal bossing, particularly when secondary to a genetic cause. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Any info on what causes frontal bossing?

Yes: It may be congenital, or acquired secondary to excess gh or blood vessels in the calvarium bones. Other potential causes of frontal bossing include use of the anti-seizure drug trimethadione during, pregnancy, basal cell nevus syndrome, congenital syphilis, cleidocranial dysostosis, russelsilver, syndrome, rubinstein- taybi syndrome pfeiffer syndrome hurler syndrome. ...Read more