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3 month old child, large dent on the back of the head. Family history of autism, dandy walker. Treatment?

My baby has large dent on the back of her head. She is almost 3 months old. It s nothing like the soft spot on the top of her s big and has a dip where it goes in between the dent if that makes sense. Should I be worried? I had twins my first pregnancy, but one was born with a neurological problem, Dandy walker, and my other one has Autism so I m very, very worried that this dent means she may be special needs and I m really hoping its nothing to worry about.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
The dent you are feeling is called posterior fontanalle.
It is a normal gap that fills up at the age of 6 months.
If it sis too big or does not close after 10months consult your doctor because of the history of the earlier babies.
They might need a cranial ultrasound.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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