Problem

Macrocephaly

Other Names:
Multiple lipomas
Hemangiomata
Bannayan-Zonana syndrome
Pseudopapilledema
Multiple hemangiomata
Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome
Riley-Smith syndrome
Ruvalcaba-Myhre-Smith syndrome
Nature:

Macrocephaly is a condition in which the human head is abnormally large; this includes the scalp, the cranial bone, and the contents of the cranium. It may be pathological or benign, even a familial genetic characteristic. People diagnosed with macrocephaly will have further testing done to determine if the syndrome is accompanied by any other disorders. Those with benign or familial macrocephaly are considered to have megalencephaly, another form of macrocephaly that will not result in the development of neurological disorders in the patient.

Related Problems:
Sotos syndrome
Proteus syndrome
Values:
Syndrome
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
07.01.2020 – 18:14 CET