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01-15-2007, 11:53 AM
I noticed a ridge running down Jack's forhead straight for his nose. I mean, its runs right along the metopic suture. Could this have anything to do with the sagittal fusion?? Anyone ever noticed or heard of this?
of course my mind jumps straight to the metopic suture being fused. Ive left word for the NS to call me -- no word yet.
01-15-2007, 04:20 PM
I can't help....it's probably nothing- we cranio moms tend to analyze the heads more than others :giggle- but putting the call into the NS is a good idea- they'll let you know either way :hugg
01-15-2007, 04:51 PM
Can't say I've heard of this, you've definately done the right thing calling the NS...it's probably nothing at all but you'll feel much better when the NS tells you that. Good Luck
01-16-2007, 11:17 AM
As previously stated, you should seek out at least one more opinion, especially with your NS not wanting a CT. Without a CT you have no idea. Connor's sagittal closure resulted in the formation of a bony ridge where suture use to be - caused by bones fusing too fast. Maybe we went overboard talking to so many Dr's, however everyone requested CT. The radiology dept new my face b/c I kept coming in getting cd copies to send to Dr's. Even if your NS is right, if Insurance will pay, it will put you at ease because as someone else has already said "cranio moms tend to analyze the heads more than others".
01-16-2007, 02:20 PM
Calling the NS is the best thing to ease your mind if they feel it is something to check then they will see, good luck and I'll pray for you!
01-16-2007, 06:31 PM
Since Simon's surgery for bicoronal, he has developed a ridge along the old metopic suture line. I asked his surgeons about it 4 months ago, and they were not concerned. His ps said it probably formed where the bones were growing back together. Her reply did not ease my mind. A little while after that, I was rubbing my hubby's cranio-free head, and I noticed the same ridge. That made me feel better about it.
If you are concerned, definitely ask about having it checked. Go with your gut instincts and get peace of mind whatever way you can.
01-16-2007, 11:47 PM
Dillon's metopic was fused and he had the ridge you are talking about (but it was visible without feeling it, it stuck way out), and although he was never diagnosed with saggital, there's notes in the surgical report that the did do work on the sagittal as well. I've had a couple of friends whose kids got a small ridge there between 9-12 months, but were assured by thir Dr's that a small ridge there can be normal at that age.
It may not be anything to worry about, but the good news is that if the ridge is a fusion, they will see it and correct it during surgery. When did Jack have his last scan. Can the NS double check that scan?
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