Alternate Names : Congenital cranial osteoporosis
Craniotabes is a softening of the skull bones.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Craniotabes can be a normal finding in infants, especially premature infants. Studies suggest it occurs in up to one third of all newborn infants.
Craniotabes is a harmless finding in the newborn, unless it is associated with other problems, such as rickets and osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones).
Craniotabes : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Craniotabes : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Craniotabes : Treatment
Review Date : 3/14/2009
Reviewed By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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