Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications, experience, or professional qualifications of anyone posting on Mumsnet Talk and cannot be held responsible for any advice given on the site. If you have any serious medical concerns we would urge you to consult your GP.

Is there a neurologist in the house?

(9 Posts)
WadsCollop Mon 22-Apr-13 17:30:34

I wonder if you can reassure my friend, or give her an idea of what this might be?

A few weeks ago she noticed a diagonal dent in her forehead, about 2 inches long. It has been getting longer, and she has been having painful headaches in that area.

She went o a neurologist today, who said he'd never seen anything like it, has no idea what it might be, and booked her in for a CT scan in a month.

Has anyone heard of anything like this?

Fracture maybe? Mis joined fontanelle starting to aggravate?
Not a clue and not a medic, but saw this on the 'MN is better than Google' thread smile
Hope your friend gets some answers soon.

Heebiejeebie Tue 23-Apr-13 11:09:45

It's probably morphea, a form of localised skin thickening (aka focal linear scleroderma). She should see a dermatologist, rather than a neurologist.

WadsCollop Tue 23-Apr-13 11:52:19

Thanks so much smile

WadsCollop Tue 23-Apr-13 12:02:26

Heebie, she has also has some significant problems with wisdom teeth, growing from entirely the worng place (roof of mouth). Might this be related?

Heebiejeebie Tue 23-Apr-13 13:36:03

I don't think so. It's a random thing. But but but. I haven't even seen a photo (not that I want you to post one) so please just ask her to see a dermatologist who can properly advise.

WadsCollop Tue 23-Apr-13 15:29:29

Are you sure it's dermatology though? Is it unrelated to her headaches etc, do you think?

Thank you so much for your help smile

Heebiejeebie Tue 23-Apr-13 18:34:17

The skull doesn't shrink, so progressive dent v likely to be soft tissue/skin/scalp. Dermatology, definitely. Headaches likely due to tension in the scalp muscles +/- stress of having a head dent.

itshotintexas Wed 24-Apr-13 00:25:31

google langerhans cell histiocytosis specifically skull. Its out there, extremely rare, but someone I know has it, sorry, may be massively wrong, and don't want to scare you, but this is how my friend was eventually diagnosed.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now