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What is macrocephaly, can baby die from it?

What is macrocephaly, can baby die from it?

Descriptive term: Macrocephaly is simply a descriptive term that means big head. By definition about 3% of the population will be at the large end of the head size scale (as well as 3% on the small end). Some syndromes or conditions like hydrocephalus have big heads, but most macrocephaly is a benign autosomal dominant trait. It hasn't bothered me a bit, except for being hard to find a football helmet to fit. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Large Head (Definition)

Large heads in infancy need to be followed by pedi MD over time. By itself, can be due to parental large head. If it is out of range and no family history and other things are occurring, i.e. delayed speech and behaviors this can be a soft sign to autism spectrum disorders. If increasing head size over time, can also be due to CSF fluid leaks causing that ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Macrocephaly?

What is the definition or description of: Macrocephaly?

Macrocephaly: Children with macrocephaly have a head circumference (the measurement around the widest part of the head) that is greater than the 98th percentile. ...Read more

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Macrocephaly/how large is the head?

Macrocephaly/how large is the head?

Macrocephaly: Macrocephaly is diagnosed when the circumference of the head is more than two standard deviations above average for the child's age, sex, race, and period of gestation and may be caused by many conditions. Macrocephaly would be the diagnosis if the ofc (occipito-frontal circumference) is >90%ile for his age and gestation. ...Read more

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My fetus has just been diagnosed with macrocephaly and hydrocephalus?

My fetus has just been diagnosed with macrocephaly and hydrocephalus?

Large Head: The head is larger than normal probably due to the hydrocephalus found on the ultrasound.
A consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon would be great to help you be ready to deal with this when the baby is born. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with macrocephaly. What does this mean?

Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head. This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It is usually genetic, with one or both parents affected. There are some medical conditions that can also cause the head to be large which can be sorted out by a physician. For most, it just makes finding a hat that fits difficult. ...Read more

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Is there any means of treating macrocephaly. I'm 6ft 3" 24 years old and my head is 63cm in diameter. I've only noticed its size in the last 3 years.?

Is there any means of treating macrocephaly. I'm 6ft 3" 24 years old and my head is 63cm in diameter. I've only noticed its size in the last 3 years.?

Other Sx ???: By definition, you have a big head circumference. It is likely one of your parents do too. If you've lived this long and had no problems other than finding a hat that fits, ignore the issue & live your life knowing you fall in the top 3% in something. If you think the size is increasing, have unexplained headaches, etc. See your doc. You only beat me by 2 cm. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child was diagnosed with macrocephaly?

What do you suggest if my child was diagnosed with macrocephaly?

? cause: It really depends on the cause. Most kids just have big heads because their parents have big heads. If it is due to hydrocephalus, then you child's physicians are the best able to advise you. ...Read more

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My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly. I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?

My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly.
I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?

NO: Large head size is usually inherited. Chances are she will have a larger head but no more so than her family members and certainly not apparent to those who are not carrying around tape measures. She will look fine. ...Read more

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Impatient because her head is still swollen! And is macrocephaly (enlarged head) a correct diagnosis for fluid in the brain, what to do?

Impatient because her head is still swollen! And is macrocephaly (enlarged head) a correct diagnosis for fluid in the brain, what to do?

Can't advise : This is really not something that a physician that is not involved in her care can comment on. I see you are from NYC. Some very best neurosurgeons practice in NY. I'd follow their advice, and get a second opinion if you aren't sure about the recommendation. ...Read more

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33 weeks ultrasound showed impression of macrocephaly with dilated both lateral and III rd ventricles. Please what does it mean?

Consult neurosurgeon: This sounds like you had an ultrasound of your baby in utero. The dilated ventricles and macrocephaly suggest hydrocephalus. The cause is sometimes not immediately known based on the information provided. Frequently your ob/gyn physician will consult with a neurosurgeon to review the situation and to be available for evaluation/treatment when the baby is delivered. ...Read more

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I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

Believe it or not: Aerobics, (running, jogging, working with a trainer), yoga, pilates and stretching classes. Speaking to a sports psychologist and learning that pain is controllable ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

Treatment: You can try saline gargle, use a water pick to remove them. Elimination of tonsillar crypts with chemical, laser or radiofrequency ablation also helps. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shock?

What is the best treatment for shock?

Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bug bits?

What is the best treatment for bug bits?

Prevention: Prevention is key in avoiding bug bites. The treatment is usually based on the type of bug involved and most of the time is symptomatic, ie: itching, pain, etc.
Would not suggest any topical or local treatment since this is already an area of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for night emissions?

What is the best treatment for night emissions?

No Rx required: If you don't have a partner and aren't bringing about your own ejaculations on your own during the day, this is going to happen to you. There's nothing unhealthy about it, and in fact it lets your know that you've got the healthy body that a grown man should have. Talk with some other grown men about this side of your life -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

No clear winner: Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case.

http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read more

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After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

Fraxel stretch marks: There are no magic creams or treatments for stretch marks. Acute, red stretch marks can be made less visible by the use of v-beam laser. As they mature to a white spread color and texture, the fraxel laser can help improve the marks. It is rare that any treatment, even if done early, can eliminate the stretch marks. Don't use Retin-A if you're nursing or pregnant again in the future. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Macrocephaly (Definition)

Children with macrocephaly have a head circumference (the measurement around the widest part of the head) that is greater ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Enlarged Head (Definition)

is an abnormally large head which can be associated with a ...Read more