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DefinitionFrontal bossing is an unusually prominent forehead, sometimes associated with a heavier than normal brow ridge.
Frontal bossing is seen only in a few rare syndromes. It is probably best recognized by the public in the disease acromegaly because people with acromegaly who become extremely tall and large (giants) are seen frequently in movies.
There is no home care needed for frontal bossing. Home care for disorders associated with frontal bossing varies with the specific disorder.
Call your health care provider if
An infant or child with frontal bossing generally has other symptoms and signs that, when taken together, define a specific syndrome or condition. The diagnosis is based on a family history, medical history, and thorough physical evaluation.
Medical history questions documenting frontal bossing in detail may include:
Update Date: 5/20/2002Elizabeth Hait, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT