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What is the cause of indent in back of the head?

My daughter which is 20 years old has a large indent in the back of her head, in the base of the occipital bone area. I have a small indent in the same area, however the indent in her head is extremely deeper and larger than the one I have, could this be anything wrong? I do not rem. her ever having any kind of indent when she was smaller. thanks
Thu, 17 Nov 2016
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Hi
Going through the details - I am of the view that since your daughter has no problems in neck or body , you should not worry about it.
This kind of dent is generally present at the junction of neck and head due to change in the bony structure. Normally it is not very pronounced but in case of excessive fat in this area , it becomes very prominent.
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