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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 flat forehead?
Flat forehead, that is an unusually flat forehead, can appear on one or both sides of the forehead. It may also coincide with distortions to the sides and back of the head if certain bones of the skull are involved.
Flattened or distorted areas of a baby’s head can be a result of, or confused with, positional flattening, which occurs when babies lie in certain positions for extended periods over time. Flat forehead can be a marker for certain diseases or syndromes. This diagnosis also depends on other accompanying features.
What should I do next?
In some instances, a flat 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.
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