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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 Frontal bossing?
It is a protruding forehead which sometimes also includes a heavy or heavier brow ridge.It is often confused with a prominent forehead, which is a separate symptom and not the same as frontal bossing. It may also include protrusion of both frontal prominences, albeit with a normal midline.
What should I do next?
In some instances frontal bossing 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
Skull bossing, Frontal protuberance
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