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My niece is 10 days old, her skull is hard and her

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my niece is 10 days old, her skull is hard and her fontanelles are kind of small and the parieto occipital suture is very prominent like the bones are overlapping.. can this be craniosynostosis ?
she is having tie tongue and incomplete split palate.. she lost 400gm out of 3 kg in 4 days.. then we gave her formula milk and she gained 150 gm in the next 5 days
she also have left ear deformity and irregular gum line ..
can you please advice me about her condition !!? whats the procedure her parents should take now ?
they live in saudi Arabia and the paediatrician there didnt do any investigations for the baby !!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Paediatrics
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi Shantal ,,thank you for your answer ,, i would like to wait for the answer to my question !Alaa
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Hi, yes she could be having premature suture fusion. If there are brain symptoms like vomiting, fits and size of skull remains small, she may need x ray or mri studies, treatment like separation of suutures.Good luck to her
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you Dr. Yogindar ,so do we need to do the CT or the Xray from now or we can wait for a while ? there is no brain symptoms , , she have nasal regurgitation but i think this is because of the cleft palate !!
and what about the cleft palate ?? what do we need to do about this ?
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
For cleft palate, a plastic palate shield can help during feeding. Surgery can correct it later when fit for anesthesia.
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Simple x ray may be taken. CT is harmful.
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