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82 Possible Causes for Fontanels Widely Open

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 16

    Engelbert,-R-H; Gulmans,-V-A; Uiterwaal,-C-S; Helders,-P-J; Osteogenesis imperfecta in childhood: Perceived competence in relation to impairment and disability.; Arch-Phys-Med-Rehabil. 2001 Jul; 82(7): 943-8 Pace,-J-M; Kuslich,-C-D; Willing,-M-C; Byers,-P-H; Disruption of one intra-chain disulphide bond in the[…][]

  • Osteoporosis

    Open fontanels and wide sutures may be deceptive, in that the hypomineralized bone causing this radiographic appearance is prone to premature fusion.[]

  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Radiographic examination revealed typical widely separated cranial sutures and an open anterior/posterior fontanel with an obtuse gonial angle, acroosteolysis, and osteosclerosis[]

  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia

    CCD should be suspected in patients with persistence of the widely open anterior fontanels and sutures, short stature, and poor clavicles, calvarium, or teeth.[] Diagnostic methods Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and on characteristic radiographic findings (wide-open sutures, patent fontanels, cone-shaped thorax with narrow upper[] Herein is reported the case of monozygotic male 13-year-old twins with typical features of this syndrome, such as large wide-open fontanels, abnormal clavicles with narrow[]

  • Papilledema

    […] cranial fontanelles and widely spaced cranial sutures.[] […] autosomal-recessive skeletal disorder that typically presents with osteosclerosis of the majority of the postcranial skeleton and osteolysis of the calvarium, manifesting as persistent open[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Prognathism

    The cranial abnormalities include wide-open sutures, patent fontanels, presence of wormian bones and delayed ossification of skull, decreased pneumatization of paranasal,[]

  • CINCA Syndrome

    Upon examination, he was found to be pale, with widely open anterior fontanel, hypotonic, and developmentally delayed.[]

  • Secondary Myelofibrosis

    She was anemic, had a widely open anterior fontanelle and florid clinical rickets (figure 1).[]

  • Acrocephaly

    The anterior fontanelles may remain widely open.[]

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    Figure 2 Figures 3 Lateral skull radiograph obtained in a 2-year-old patient with type III osteogenesis imperfecta shows an anterior fontanel that remains wide open (arrowhead[]

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