macrocephaly


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macrocephaly

[′mak·rə′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
The condition of having an abnormally large head.
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Our patient was diagnosed as having Gorlin-Goltz syndrome with numerous BCCs and falx cerebri calcifications, which are among the major criteria, and macrocephaly, frontal bossing, hypertelorism, and presence of medullablastoma, which are among the minor criteria.
Table 1: Clinical Presentation of Neurofibromas Type 1 in 50 Patients Clinical Feature Patients Patients Percent Examined Affected Neurofibromas (> 2) 50 50 100 Cafe-au-lait Macules (> 6) 50 49 99 Lisch Nodules (1-2) 50 30 60 Axillary/Inguinal Freckling 50 50 -- Short stature and Macrocephaly 50 1 2 First Degree Relative with NF1 50 10 20 Ventricular Dilation with 50 1 2 Aqueductal Stenosis on CT Table 2: Site Distribution of Neurofibromas in Neurofibromatosis Type1 Neurofibromas Head & Trunk Extremities Neck Benign neurofibromas Cutaneous 3 11 19 Subcutaneous 1 2 5 Plexiform 0 1 1 Segmental 0 0 1 Total (Percent) 9.
Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) is a type of primordial dwarfism characterized by restricted intrauterine and postnatal growth, relative macrocephaly, triangular face, asymmetry, and feeding difficulties [1].
In humans, having an abnormal version of the PTEN gene leads to very large head size or macrocephaly, a condition that also is associated with a high risk for autism.
2) In addition, patients may present with signs of Cowden Syndrome: trichilemmomas, papillomatous papules, acral keratoses, lipomas, neuromas, hemangiomas, scrotal tongue, macrocephaly, breast adenomas and fibrocystic breast disease, thyroid adenomas, and uterine leiomyomas.
The most common cause, by far, for a child to have a big head is "benign familial macrocephaly.
55) The macrocephaly was the consequence of the suction of the interior resources (goods and people) and the consumption of external commodities, but acceleration was an expression of trade flow.
A significant finding of increased incidence of macrocephaly and microcephaly in autism spectrum disorder children was found.
A 2-year-old boy presented with macrocephaly, initially suspected to be due to hydrocephalus.
Macrocephaly and frontal bossing can also be found in the first year of life, which causes the typical face appearance in patients with this disease.
However, the only outcome that showed a significant post-adjustment difference was macrocephaly, for which the olanzapine/clozapine group showed an odds ratio of 3.