Call your health care provider if you notice a ridge along your infant's forehead or a ridge forming on the skull.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the child's medical history.
Questions may include:
Diagnostic tests may include:
No treatment or surgery is needed for a metopic ridge.
Kaney PM. Congenital malformations of the skull and meninges. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 2007;40:9-26.
Gunny RS, Chong WK. Paediatric neuroradiology. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingston; 2008:chap 70.
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