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#1 of 4 Old 01-31-2006, 03:32 AM - Thread Starter
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My DD is 9.5 months and today I noticed a little ball under the skin ont eh lower back of her head (base of the skull). It feels like it may be a cyst, moves when I push on it, and is smooth.

What should I do? Leave it alone? Both my sister, mom and I have had cysts on various places on our heads, so I am bot surprised. But, should I worry?


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My dd2 was born with one of those bumps, might not be the same since hers doesn't move. Her Dr said it was nothing to worry about. Just a calcium deposit. I have one on my head too. If you are concerned, it wouldn't hurt to have it checked out. Sorry I wasn't much help.

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My little guy had a similar "bump" on the back of his shoulder, where the neck meets it - about 1-2 cm, discrete, slightly movable, faint bluish tinge to it. We had it evaluated, and it is an angioma - ds had to be scanned to make sure that there were no angiomas elsewhere in his body as that can be bad news. My personal opinion: get it checked. Isolated angiomas = fine ... angiomas in the chest/abd/pelvis, etc. = not fine.

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DS1 had what was first called a bone spur I believe on the back of his head, behind his right ear. Just after his first birthday the doc decided to have it removed because it went from hard to soft. It was squishy and moved just a bit. It came back fine. It was only in the skin, just a little incision to have it removed. I wish I had asked more questions at the time though.
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