Large Forehead

Understanding skull related symptoms and features.

Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.

The skull has several crucial functions: it cradles and protects the brain, supports the face and forms the head. It is a bony structure made up of the mandible and cranium.

Symptoms affecting the skull can sometimes be seen with the naked eye, especially if they affect the shape, size and structure of the head and face. Diagnosing a skull related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.

What is a large forehead?

A large forehead is one that is wider, or broader than the average. This is usually a subjective measurement, and will depend on the opinion of the clinician.

Often a large or larger forehead is simply a benign facial feature. In other instances it may be the symptom of a rare disease.

What should I do next?

In some instances, a large forehead may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.

FDNA™ Health can help you with the diagnostic journey.

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