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56 Possible Causes for Skull Softening

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    […] of skull bones) - Delayed closure of anterior fontanelle - Frontal bossing - Minimal trauma fractures Non-Bony Signs - Delayed gross motor development - Poor linear growth[starship.org.nz] In young infants, rickets causes softening of the entire skull (craniotabes). When palpated, the occiput and posterior parietal bones feel like a ping pong ball.[merckmanuals.com] Craniotabes is a softening of skull bones that is known to be associated with a variety of pathological conditions, including rickets, hypervitaminosis A, osteogenesis imperfecta[doi.org]

  • Platybasia

    […] platybasia [ plat″ĭ-ba zhah ] malformation of the base of the skull due to softening of skull bones or a developmental anomaly, with bulging upwards of the floor of the posterior[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Found on platybasia (plat″ĭ-ba se-ә) malformation of the base of the skull due to softening of skull bones or a developmental anomaly, with bulging upwards of the floor of[encyclo.co.uk] It may be developmental in origin or due to softening of the skull base bone, allowing it to be pushed upward (see Basilar Invagination ).[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

    […] stool softeners or laxatives to prevent straining during bowel movements If there is a large amount of bleeding, surgery may be needed to drain the blood and repair damage[livescience.com] […] phenytoin (Dilantin or Phenytek) or other medications to prevent or treat seizures painkillers and anti-anxiety medicines to relieve headache and reduce pressure in the skull[livescience.com]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    […] given through an IV line to control blood pressure Medicine to prevent artery spasms Painkillers and anti-anxiety medicines to relieve headache and reduce pressure in the skull[nlm.nih.gov] Medicines to prevent or treat seizures Stool softeners or laxatives to prevent straining during bowel movements Medicines to prevent seizures How well a person with subarachnoid[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Placental Insufficiency

    […] due to softening of the brain and absorption of C.S.F.[gfmer.ch] Investigations: Ultrasound: the most accurate and rapid method which shows: absent foetal movements, absent foetal heart movement, Spalding sign: overriding of the skull bones[gfmer.ch]

  • Massive Osteolysis

    Because of deformation of the softened skull base, he was placed on cervical traction with halo apparatus, and radiation therapy was administered.[omim.org]

  • Intussusception

    In contrast, basilar impression is a similar upward displacement of the dens due to, however, softening of bones at the base of skull.[radiopaedia.org] […] of bones at the base of the skull (Smoker, 1994).[dizziness-and-balance.com] […] invagination is defined as upward displacement of vertebral elements into the normal foramen magnum with normal bone, while basilar impression is a similar displacement due to softening[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Vitamin Deficiency

    Symptoms may include: Abnormal softening of the skull bone (in infants and children) Blurred vision Bone pain or swelling Bulging of the soft spot in an infant's skull ( fontanelle[medlineplus.gov]

  • Acroosteolysis Dominant Type

    Platybasia is a flattening of the base of the skull caused by thinning and softening of the skull bones.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] Basilar invagination occurs when the softened bones allow part of the spine to protrude abnormally through the opening at the bottom of the skull, pushing into the lower parts[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Fibrous Dysplasia

    Craniofacial fibrous dysplasia occurs in the bones of the face and skull, and causes a softening of the structures, resulting in deformity to the eye sockets and jaw.[luriechildrens.org]

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