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I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development

In brief: Yes

Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

There are people with smaller heads that will have normal intellectual function and a normal brain.
There are also disorders of brain development, where the skull does not grow larger because the brain is not growing normally, and thus no stimulation is present to grow larger. Proper evaluation of the patient determines which applies.

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

There are people with smaller heads that will have normal intellectual function and a normal brain.
There are also disorders of brain development, where the skull does not grow larger because the brain is not growing normally, and thus no stimulation is present to grow larger. Proper evaluation of the patient determines which applies.
Dr. James Ferguson
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