Increased head circumference

Alternative Names

Macrocephaly

Definition of Increased head circumference

Increased head circumference is when the measured distance around the widest part of the skull is larger than expected for the child’s age and background.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/13/2009

Skull of a newborn

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