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My son ws born with metopic ridge. His head was and is in 3rd percentile. His soft spot closed at 4 months. How conserned should I be? He has hypotoni

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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Craniosynostosis

If the soft spot (fontanelle) closed prematurely this is an urgent matter. She would need to see the pediatric neurosurgeon promptly.
I would tell your doctor immediately as this could leave to problems with brain development.

In brief: Craniosynostosis

If the soft spot (fontanelle) closed prematurely this is an urgent matter. She would need to see the pediatric neurosurgeon promptly.
I would tell your doctor immediately as this could leave to problems with brain development.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Follow circumference

work with yourf pediatrician to follow his head circumference and head shape.
Are his height and weight also at the 3rd percentile? Single suture premature closure is not associated with intellectual problems. Head X-rays will let you know if other sutures are prematurely. To avoid radiation, Follow head shape with your pediatrician. It will let you know about other suture closure.

In brief: Follow circumference

work with yourf pediatrician to follow his head circumference and head shape.
Are his height and weight also at the 3rd percentile? Single suture premature closure is not associated with intellectual problems. Head X-rays will let you know if other sutures are prematurely. To avoid radiation, Follow head shape with your pediatrician. It will let you know about other suture closure.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: You should be

The 3rd percentile does not necessarily mean trouble.
The degree of hypotonia needs assessment and suggests future trouble. A pediatric neurologist would help.

In brief: You should be

The 3rd percentile does not necessarily mean trouble.
The degree of hypotonia needs assessment and suggests future trouble. A pediatric neurologist would help.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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