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Scull Lump Symptoms

06/04/2004

Question:

I just noticed a lump in the base of my 15yr old son`s skull is this concerns and what should I look at for symptoms of this so I can read about it.

Answer:

I think it would be best to have your son see a doctor to determine what this lump might be.  It could be something completely harmless, in which case your doctor can reassure you it is nothing to worry about.  The things you should pay attention to would be unusual headaches, vomiting or upset stomach, dizziness, blurry vision, balance problems, numbness in arms or legs.  Regardless of whether your son has any of these problems, you should have him see a doctor sooner rather than later.

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Duane D Culler, PhD, MS Duane D Culler, PhD, MS
Clinical Instructor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University