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Found dents in skull. Is this a sign of an illness?

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I found dents in my skull a few months ago. They don't seem to cause any problems. What causes them?
Posted Sun, 21 Apr 2013 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 4 hours later
Hi, welcome and thanks for writing in.
Dents like impression on skull is a normal congenital finding in many people. If you don't have any trauma to head then no need to worry about that. There is no specific cause for it.
It is incidentally noticed many times. It is harmless. Your history of stroke is not at all related to the present condition. So you can ignore it completely.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have further concern, please let me know.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Found dents in skull. Is this a sign of an illness? 7 hours later
This is not a congenital finding - this is something that I just recently observed. These are dents that have not been there before. Thank you.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 4 hours later
Hi, welcome back.
You are correct regarding recent observations. It is incidentally observed though they are present since birth. Still if you are sure regarding its absence before your observation then it needs evaluation.
In that case you need to consult board certified surgeon and CAT scan of skull is necessary to see the exact condition of skull bone.

If you have further concern, please let me know.

Regards.
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