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Bony bump on back of skull. No pain or headache. What is it?

I have a bony bump on the back of my skull , it is approximately 15 or so degrees north east of my Occipetal protuberence (sp?) if my OP was Mexico city this strange lump would by located around New York. It doesn t hurt, no head aches, no noticeable symptoms, in pretty tiptop health (eg, BP , Cholesterol , healthy weight, non-smoker.) Never really thought much about it but an officer pulled me over and was sure I was on something due to certain cues. Maybe just to get me to divulge information a guilty man may have, I don t know. I had a professor once that came to class obviously drunk or loaded, and it ended up being a brain tumor of sorts.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question
You have bony swelling on the back of your skull,near your occipital protuberence.
It is symptomless.
Most probably,this bony bump is bony exostosis from occipital bone and there is nothing to worry.
confirmation of diagnosis of exostosis can be done by X-Ray Skull.
If X-ray doesn't confirm the diagnosis,CT scan skull will confirm the diagnosis
Hope this answer your question
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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