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Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Several things

There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth.
If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it.

In brief: Several things

There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth.
If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it.
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