Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nomsa | 2012-01-23

Q.

line on baby''s skull

My 7 months old son was diagnosed with ptosis, lately i noticed a line on his forehead, when I touch it feels like there is a line/ cut on the skull, what can it be? concerned mon

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The line that you can feel is known as a 'skull suture' and this is where two sections of your baby's skull bones have grown together.This may be entirely normal or may be a problem if these bones have joined too early.If it is too early it is known by the medical term of 'craniosynostosis' It all depends on your baby's head circumference measurement and on an examination by his paediatrician. Please ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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