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19 Possible Causes for Small or Absent Fontanels

  • Preeclampsia

    . • Large head when compared to rest of the body (brain sparing effect) • Large and wide anterior fontanelle (poor formation of membranous bones) • Absent buccal fat (old[doi.org] […] man look) • Small or scaphoid abdomen • Thin umbilical cord often stained with meconium • Decreased skeletal muscle mass and subcutaneous fat tissue • Loose, dry, and easy[doi.org]

  • Preterm Labor

    Sutures are widely separated with large fontanelle, buccal pad of fat is absent, ear cartilage is deficient and hair is wooly and fuzzy, skin is thin shiny and there is relatively[slideshare.net] .  Preterm infant is small in size with relatively larger head.[slideshare.net]

  • Lethal Neonatal Spasticity - Epileptic Encephalopathy Syndrome

    At birth, affected individuals have small heads, overlapping cranial sutures, small or absent fontanels, and depressed frontal bones.[genecards.org]

  • Joint Contracture

    Mildly slowed growth Pale skin Delayed closure of fontanelles (soft spots) Narrow shoulders Triple jointed thumbs, absent or small knuckles, decreased skin creases at finger[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Acroosteolysis Dominant Type

    The site of the anterior fontanelle was depressed (1, 7--10) and the frontal sinuses were absent (1, d -lO, 12, 14).[docslide.net] Absent frontal sinuses Faulty lamina dura Early loss of teeth, edentulism Absent alveolar processes Small maxilla Small mandible Spine Roentgenographic "osteoporosis" "Fishbone[docslide.net] The sella tureica has been seen enlarged (5--9) with a high (7, 9), small (1), or normal (2, 4) dorsum.[docslide.net]

  • Keratosis Obturans

    ) Small jaw ( micrognathia ) Dry, scaly, thin skin Limited range of motion Teeth - delayed or absent formation Exams and Tests The health care provider will perform a physical[mclarenhealthplan.org] […] the first year of life Narrow, shrunken or wrinkled face Baldness Loss of eyebrows and eyelashes Short stature Large head for size of face ( macrocephaly ) Open soft spot (fontanelle[mclarenhealthplan.org]

  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia

    Radiographic findings Cranium Wide-open sutures, patent fontanels, presence of wormian bones (small sutural bones) Delayed ossification of the skull Poor or absent pneumatization[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome

    Limbs: Small or absent nails, hypoplasia of distal phalanges, altered palmar crease, digital thumb, dislocated hip Growth: Mild to moderate growth deficiency, usually prenatal[en.wikibooks.org] The limbs may have small or absent nails,hypoplasia of distal phalanges, altered palmar crease, digital thumb and dislocated hip.[de.slideshare.net] […] total of 15 (4.5%) had major birth defects, including: Cardiovascular Spina bifida Hypospadias Clinical Features [ edit ] Craniofacies: Broad nasal bridge, wide anterior fontanelle[en.wikibooks.org]

  • Parana Hard-Skin Syndrome

    Additional dysmorphic findings included enlarged fontanelle, hypertelorism, absent eyelashes, small pinched nose, microstomia, micrognathia, dysplastic ears, pterygium colli[thedoctorsdoctor.com]

  • Progeria

    ) Small jaw ( micrognathia ) Dry, scaly, thin skin Limited range of motion Teeth - delayed or absent formation Exams and Tests The health care provider will perform a physical[nicklauschildrens.org] […] the first year of life Narrow, shrunken or wrinkled face Baldness Loss of eyebrows and eyelashes Short stature Large head for size of face ( macrocephaly ) Open soft spot (fontanelle[nicklauschildrens.org]

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