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My daughter was investigated with a brain

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hi, my daughter was investigated for microcephaly with a brain MRI scan, chromosomes and microarray and torch seen. all the results came back as normal. however, in another sentence the consultant has put "she has a slopping forehead and obvious microcephaly". she's alert and active according to the consultant and everything else seems fine. the microcephaly may need further assessment and she may be referred to genetics in future but it was left at that? we are not married in to family like some religions and no other history of the above. I'm confused by the tests being clear and then the statement of "obvious microcephaly" please help as i am going out of my mind and i can't call anyone being a weekend.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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what sentence does it say in the report? she has slopping forehead and obvious microcephaly"
the context is very important.
it could be in the section "chief complaint" of the patient and not part of the conclusion or assessment
how old is your daughter?
I would trust the test results more than these few words written on the report.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the tests were done whilst in hospital towards the end of her 4 week stay after birth and the comments were made on a visit to see the consultant last week
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no chief complaint - everything mentioned is part of a general statement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
daughter was born 25th august 32.5 so just over 7 weeks premature - her age corrected for prematurity was 1 month last friday
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
4 weeks after birth, the cranium is still soft and is shaped from the birth canal
this often can cause a slopping forehead
this is not a worry at 4 weeks of age
and the testing showed no signs of microcephaly
I would trust the test results.
there is nothing to worry about here.
I'm glad all of her testing and chromosome testing were normal.
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