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16 Possible Causes for Anterior Fontanelle Open in Adults

  • Pyknodysostosis

    Pyknodysostosis is a rare, recessive, hereditary, autosomal disease belonging to the group of bone dysplasias. Complications such as osteomyelitis and fractures of the mandible are not uncommon and appear in the most varied forms. We report a case of chronic osteomyelitis with subsequent mandible fracture, which[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia

    The RUNX2 gene is a physiological regulatory gene implicated in the development of cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD). A 13-month-old child presented with clinical features of CCD. At the age of 3 years the diagnosis was corroborated by clinical genetic assessment and DNA analysis, revealing a missense mutation p.R131C[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congenital Communicating Hydrocephalus

    fontanelle when it is still open) Findings : enlarged lateral ventricles MRI (preferred for children) or CT Indication : older infants (when fontanelle is already closed,[amboss.com] […] typically 6 months of age) or adults [1] Features of acute hydrocephalus : enlarged ventricles [3] Temporal horn dilation 2 mm Evans ratio 30% Sulcal enlargement Mickey Mouse[amboss.com] […] vital signs resulting from brainstem compression [1] Ultrasonography [1] Indication : clinical suspicion during antenatal period or in infants 6 months of age (through the anterior[amboss.com]

  • Communicating Hydrocephalus

    fontanelle when it is still open) Findings : enlarged lateral ventricles MRI (preferred for children) or CT Indication : older infants (when fontanelle is already closed,[amboss.com] […] typically 6 months of age) or adults Features of acute hydrocephalus : enlarged ventricles Temporal horn dilation 2 mm Evans ratio 30% Sulcal enlargement Mickey Mouse ventricles[amboss.com] Changes in vital signs resulting from brainstem compression Ultrasonography Indication : clinical suspicion during antenatal period or in infants 6 months of age (through the anterior[amboss.com]

  • Endemic Cretinism

    Furthermore, adult African (Uele) ME cretins ( Melot et al . 1962 ) have open anterior fontanelles, also evident in DC, HC and possibly replicated in the damaged LB1.[rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org]

  • Progressive Epilepsy-Intellectual Disability Syndrome, Type Finnish

    The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) on the top of the head, which usually closes in infancy, can remain open life long in this condition. Life span is generally normal.[genpathdiagnostics.com] Missing teeth or delayed eruption of primary and/or adult teeth is common.[genpathdiagnostics.com]

  • Intellectual Disability - Alacrima - Achalasia Syndrome

    The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) on the top of the head, which usually closes in infancy, can remain open life long in this condition. Life span is generally normal.[genpathdiagnostics.com] Missing teeth or delayed eruption of primary and/or adult teeth is common.[genpathdiagnostics.com]

  • Rhizomelic Dysplasia - Scoliosis - Retinitis Pigmentosa

    The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) on the top of the head, which usually closes in infancy, can remain open life long in this condition. Life span is generally normal.[genpathdiagnostics.com] Missing teeth or delayed eruption of primary and/or adult teeth is common.[genpathdiagnostics.com]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy due to POMK Deficiency

    The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) on the top of the head, which usually closes in infancy, can remain open life long in this condition. Life span is generally normal.[genpathdiagnostics.com] Missing teeth or delayed eruption of primary and/or adult teeth is common.[genpathdiagnostics.com]

  • Kuskokwim Disease

    The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) on the top of the head, which usually closes in infancy, can remain open life long in this condition. Life span is generally normal.[genpathdiagnostics.com] Missing teeth or delayed eruption of primary and/or adult teeth is common.[genpathdiagnostics.com]

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