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Baby having flattened head on one side. Is there any problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:my sixth month baby is having flatten head in one side
User:hi doctor
User:This is related to my 6 month baby
User:he is having flattened head in one side
User:blem is there any pro
Doctor:May I know what you meant by flattened head?
Doctor:Do you mean there is some depression in the skull?
User:head shape is not round
User:it is not so much
Doctor:Is the child growing and feeding well otherwise?
Doctor:Have you consulted a pediatrician for this issue?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The shape of skull bone can be varied.
Doctor:The external forces in the womb during pregnancy can cause some minor deformities of skull
Doctor:and not all deformities cause problems.
Doctor:If your child is growing and feeding well
Doctor:reaching his miles stones at appropriate time
Doctor:then the skull deformity will not cause any problem.
Doctor:So when you visit the pediatrician next time
Doctor:bring to his notice this deformity.
User:It is cure by itself or should i go to pediatrician
User:ok sir
User:it is cure by itself or not ??
Doctor:He can look at it, measure the size of head circumference, assess other physical and developmental parameter
User:thanks sir
User:thanks for valuable suggestion
Doctor:and will tell you if this needs to be treated.
Doctor:In all probabilities, this will not cause any problem, however
Doctor:we may not be able to rectify it.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:he has crossed 6 month
User:does it create any problem for treatment
Doctor:I don't think the deformity will cause any problems to his growth and development.
Doctor:Your pediatrician after checking his head circumference and physical and developmental details can confirm this.
Doctor:If your son is growing well, we need not treat it.
Doctor:As he grows, hair growth can cover up this flattening
Doctor:and it will hardly be visible.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:he is not having any problems
User:only the skull is not in shape
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:so what to do
Doctor:Currently, I do not think we need to correct it.
Doctor:If you wish to rectify it
Doctor:he will need
Doctor:extensive surgeries in the head
Doctor:where the procedure can cause life threatening complications.
User:like what
Doctor:The complications can be in the form of multiple neurological deficits, damage to his growth and development and many more.
Doctor:Besides that whether or not a surgery is feasible can only be proved by MRI scan studies.
Doctor:Therefore such a treatment is unwarranted if your son is having no problems, is growing and developing well.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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