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Head circumference



My son is 11month with a head circumfence of 49 inches.Please tell me if this measeure ment is ok for his age.


I believe you must have misheard the number, 49 inches is over 4 feet in circumference, which would not be possible.  If you have further questions, please discuss them with your son's primary care provider who probably did the measurement in clinic.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati