craniotabes


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craniotabes

 [kra″ne-o-ta´bēz]
reduction in mineralization of the skull, with abnormal softness of the bone, usually affecting the occipital and parietal bones along the lambdoidal sutures.

cra·ni·o·ta·bes

(krā'nē-ō-tā'bēz),
A disease marked by the presence of areas of thinning and softening in the bones of the skull and widening of the sutures and fontanelles. Usually of syphilitic or rachitic origin.
[cranio- + L. tabes, a wasting]

craniotabes

/cra·nio·ta·bes/ (-ta´bēz) reduction in mineralization of the skull, with abnormal softness of the bone, usually affecting the occipital and parietal bones along the lambdoidal sutures.

craniotabes

[krā′nē·ōtā′bēz]
Etymology: Gk, kranion + L, tabes, wasting
benign congenital thinness of the top and back of the skull of a newborn. The condition is common because the rate of brain growth exceeds the rate of calcification of the skull during the last month of gestation. The bones feel brittle when pressed by an examiner's fingers. Craniotabes disappears with normal nutrition and growth but may persist in infants in whom rickets develops.

cra·ni·o·ta·bes

(krā'nē-ō-tā'bēz)
A disease marked by areas of thinning and softening in the bones of the skull and widening of the sutures and fontanelles. Usually related to syphilis or rickets.
[cranio- + L. tabes, a wasting]

cra·ni·o·ta·bes

(krā'nē-ō-tā'bēz)
A disease marked by areas of thinning and softening in skull bones and widening of the sutures and fontanelles.
[cranio- + L. tabes, a wasting]

craniotabes (kra´nēōtā´bēz),

n a soft, yielding skull; shallow pitting and thinning of skull bones of infants as a result of congenital syphilis or rickets.

craniotabes

reduction in mineralization of the skull, with abnormal softness of the bone, usually affecting the occipital and parietal bones along the lambdoidal sutures.
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Symptomatic vitamin D deficiency manifests as craniotabes, rickety rosary, swelling of the ends of long bones, frontal bossing of the skull, hypocalcaemic seizures or tetany and slow motor development.