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What Is The Best Treatment For Macrocephaly
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.
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
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
? 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 best able to advise you.
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?
Impatient because her head is still swollen! And is macrocephaly (enlarged head) a correct diagnoses for fluid in the brain, what to do?
Can't advise: This is really not something that an physician that is not involved in her care can comment on. I see you are from NYC. Some of the very best neurosurgeons practice in NY. I'd follow their advice, and get a second opinion if you aren't sure about the recommendation.
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.
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