Will The Bone Grow Back After Sagittal Ridge Skull Reduction?
Q: Dr. Eppley, As you can see if my photos attached, I have a lump at the sagittal ridge. It makes me very complex. I would like to know if it is possible to reduce it. If so, how many centimeters and can the bone grow back? Is it a malformation of the skull ? Does this surgery involve any risks? Can the skull bone grow back after the operation? I thank you in advance
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You have the classic posterior sagittal ridge skull deformity (thickened posterior end of the sagittal suture) which can be completely reduced as illustrated. Such ridges are usually 4 to 5mms high which are well within the amount of bone that can be safely removed. The bone will not grow back. The 3 cm long scalp incision used to do the procedure heals in a near imperceptible manner.
Dr. Barry Eppley