Macrocephaly refers to an overly large head in infants. Not all cases of macrocephaly are cause for alarm.
Macrocephaly is a condition in which the head is abnormally large; this includes
the scalp, the cranial bone, and the contents of the cranium.
Nov 30, 2016 ... Macrocephaly refers to an overly large head in infants. Not all cases of
macrocephaly are cause for alarm. However, it is often a sign of other ...
Macrocephaly. Macrocephaly (or "big head") is a very common reason for referral
to a pediatric neurosurgeon. Children with macrocephaly have a head ...
Nov 18, 2015 ... The etiology and evaluation of macrocephaly in infants and children will be
discussed here. The etiology and evaluation of microcephaly are ...
It may reduce the degree of macrocephaly and may over time slow the rate in
which the head enlarges in some, but not all affected individuals. Some have
Apr 21, 2015 ... Benign familial macrocephaly (family tendency toward large head size); Canavan
disease · Hurler syndrome · Hydrocephalus (congenital, ...
varieties. Syndromic macrocephaly means that other abnormalities (physical or
behavioral) are associated with the enlarged brain. The constellation of these.
Relevance to autism: Leo Kanner first reported a larger-than-normal head size as
feature of autism in his classic paper describing the first case of autism.
Jul 8, 2016 ... Macrocephaly is defined as head circumference more than two standard
deviations (SDs) above the mean value for a given age and gender.