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85 Possible Causes for Open Posterior Fontanelle

  • Secondary Hypothyroidism

    Within the first month after birth, the patient manifested feeding difficulties, lethargy, persistent jaundice, umbilical hernia, and large anterior and open posterior fontanels[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Boomerang Dysplasia

    The anterior and the posterior fontanelles were wide open. The head appeared large in comparison to the body.[clinicalimagingscience.org] Reconstruction skeletal CT scan b) Posterior view shows markedly opened posterior fontanel (long white arrow), ill-defined cranio-cervical junction (short white arrow), and[clinicalimagingscience.org] Posterior view of the reconstruction skeletal CT scan showed markedly opened posterior fontanel, ill-defined cranio-cervical junction, and no anatomical landmark of the odontoid[clinicalimagingscience.org]

  • Endemic Cretinism

    CLINICAL FEATURES Birth weight 4 kg Open posterior fontanel Nasal stuffiness & discharge Macroglossia Constipation & abdominal distension Feeding problems & vomiting[slideshare.net]

  • Acromesomelic Dysplasia Type Maroteaux

    The anterior and the posterior fontanelles were wide open. The head appeared large in comparison to the body.[clinicalimagingscience.org] Reconstruction skeletal CT scan b) Posterior view shows markedly opened posterior fontanel (long white arrow), ill-defined cranio-cervical junction (short white arrow), and[clinicalimagingscience.org] Posterior view of the reconstruction skeletal CT scan showed markedly opened posterior fontanel, ill-defined cranio-cervical junction, and no anatomical landmark of the odontoid[clinicalimagingscience.org]

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism

    Examination revealed facial puffiness, open posterior fontanelles, dry skin, cold peripheries and prominent abdominal veins with visible peristalsis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She was severely pale with a wide open and flat anterior fontanel (3 3 cm), open posterior fontanel, depressed nasal bridge, macroglossia, dry skin, and an umbilical hernia[currentpediatrics.com] posterior fontanel), thyroid function tests should be sent immediately, even if the initial screen was normalRarely, screening programs miss cases of CH as a result of early[slideshare.net]

  • Goldenhar Syndrome

    […] anterior fontanelle, open posterior fontanelle, pallor, constipation, hypotonia, dry thick scaly skin and severe developmental delay ( Fig. 1 ).[indianpediatrics.net] In additon to these features suggestive of Goldenhar syndrome baby had obvious clinical signs of hypothyroidism in the form of large tongue, umbilical hernia, widely open[indianpediatrics.net]

  • Grebe Syndrome

    The anterior and the posterior fontanelles were wide open. The head appeared large in comparison to the body.[clinicalimagingscience.org] Reconstruction skeletal CT scan b) Posterior view shows markedly opened posterior fontanel (long white arrow), ill-defined cranio-cervical junction (short white arrow), and[clinicalimagingscience.org] Posterior view of the reconstruction skeletal CT scan showed markedly opened posterior fontanel, ill-defined cranio-cervical junction, and no anatomical landmark of the odontoid[clinicalimagingscience.org]

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 15

    […] anterior and posterior fontanels, white or blue sclerae, death for respiratory insufficiency and pneumonias.[iofbonehealth.org] […] hypoplastic/crushed, hip abducted and knees flexed, severe osteoporosis with intrauterine fractures and abnormal modeling, skull with severe undermineralization with wide-open[iofbonehealth.org]

  • Isolated Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula

    The skull was small with a wide anterior fontanelle, an open posterior fontanelle and a metopic suture.[annsaudimed.net]

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