View Full Version : Metopic Question
07-03-2008, 10:43 AM
Ok, I hate to start so many threads, but I have a simple question.....
Something I have read in a few places the past few days.... are metopics supposed to have a closed soft spot? Alice doesn't. Hers is small, but definately not closed. I know she is mild, but I was just wondering if all metopics have a closed soft spot.
07-03-2008, 10:51 AM
No....Fiona still had a soft spot before the surgery (not a huge one) but it's huge now. Here is her scan pic before the surgery...you can see the soft spot. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s76/JanetM73/Fionasscan0003.jpg
07-03-2008, 10:56 AM
In my experience, some do and some don't. Although, (I think) that in the metopics that do have a soft spot, it is probably smaller than in other babies.
07-03-2008, 11:09 AM
Logan still has a soft spot. I need to upload her scan.
07-03-2008, 11:10 AM
Thanks everyone and keep the responses and pictures coming! I love to know personal experiences rather than what medical articles say. I realize medical articles are based on research mostly, but not every case is the same, so I'd like to know what everyone else's experience is.
07-03-2008, 11:15 AM
Zack's was finger-tip size at birth, but virtually non-existant by surgery @ 8 months.
07-03-2008, 12:13 PM
Ian had a VERY small anterior fontanel at 6 months that closed around 7 months. I asked Dr. Fearon about it and he said that he often operates on chldren that still have them, so I guess it could go either way. I have read though that with babies that are born without it or that have it close "early" it CAN be an indication of craniosynostosis.
07-03-2008, 12:18 PM
You can't feel Carter's but you can see it on his CT scan. I'll try and figure out how to post his scan on here.
07-03-2008, 01:07 PM
Nicholas was metopic with severe Trigonocephaly and although it was very small (hardly noticeable), he did have a soft soft.
07-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Azia had a tiny one I guess at birth but not much and it was gone soon after.
07-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Quintin never had a soft spot..even at birth (this was my 1st clue that somethin' was wrong..and I ignored it! DUH!)
07-03-2008, 06:03 PM
McKenna has a very small soft spot, but definately there
07-03-2008, 06:05 PM
Bradley had a tiny soft spot when he was born, but it had completely gone by the time he was 4wks old.
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