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Forum Name: Brain Tumors

Question: bump in back of head

 yeson - Fri May 18, 2007 10:53 pm

i have this "bump" or something in the back of my head, i don't know if its the structure of the skull or what

it goes in an U shape, its hard as a knee cap


what is it?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:02 am

User avatar Hello,

It will be more helpful if you can inform us about the onset (is it recent), the course (is it increasing in size), any associated symptoms (painful, headache etc), if there is any other similar swellings else where and any personal or family history of certain diseases.

If it is not a recent change and you just discovered it after a hair cut, then it could be your normal skull shape.

It is of consideration if there is a recent change and there is any associated symptom and sign suggestive of a pathological cause like pain and tenderness.

It is advisable to contact your doctor; he may recommend an X-ray skull to better define the nature of this swelling and to decide further management.

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