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fon·ta·nel

also fon·ta·nelle  (fŏn′tə-nĕl′)
n.
Any of the soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a fetus or an infant. Also called soft spot.

[Middle English fontinel, from Old French fontanele, diminutive of fontaine, fountain; see fountain.]

fontanelle

(ˌfɒntəˈnɛl) or

fontanel

n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of several soft membranous gaps between the bones of the skull in a fetus or infant
[C16 (in the sense: hollow between muscles): from Old French fontanele, literally: a little spring, from fontaine fountain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fontanelle - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetusfontanelle - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
child's body - the body of a human child
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
anterior fontanelle - corresponds to the bregma when bones have ossified
sphenoid fontanel, sphenoid fontanelle, sphenoidal fontanel, sphenoidal fontanelle - the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have ossified
Translations

fontanelle

fontanel [ˌfɒntəˈnel] Nfontanela f

fontanelle

n fontanela, mollera
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In the case of babies, they may have tense or bulging fontanelle (soft spot on top of head), blotching or pale skin, may refuse to feed and display fretfulness, a shrill cry or stiffness and jerkiness or floppy body.
Nhel was born at the start of January after a difficultlabourand doctors were shocked at the egg-size swelling on his head which had broken through the fontanelle region.
Meanwhile, 28% had seizures with 22% showing a bulging fontanelle.
At 4 years old, he presented with a large anterior fontanelle, low-set ears, bushy eyebrows, synophrys, shallow orbit, mild proptosis, hypertelorism, flat nasal bridge, micrognathia, downslanted palpebral fissures, short neck, stubby fingers, and joint hypermobility [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]c; and his immunoglobulin E (IgE) increased (no exact data), but without allergic symptom.
Doctors found the baby had a bruise on his cheek, and his fontanelle, or soft spot on the top of his head, was tense, which led to seizures.
In babies, symptoms can also include being floppy and unresponsive, dislike of being handled, rapid breathing, an unusual, moaning cry and a bulging fontanelle (soft spot on the top of the head).
Usually, the presenting complaints are open anterior fontanelle and dental abnormalities.
Pre-operative work-up included detailed history and clinical examination noting visible deformity of head, palpation of sutures and fontanelle tension, scars, inter-orbital distance, nasal deformities, standard head measurementsand other associated anomalies.
Application of indigenous preparation on the anterior fontanelle is the most soft spot of the infant's body and it is imperative that the handling of this spot should be minimized.
1) Presenting symptoms may include fever, focal neurologic deficits, hydrocephalus, bulging fontanelle, seizure activity, poor feeding, emesis, decreased consciousness, decreased tone, and increased irritability.
for a moment I almost saw but I would not see him, fontanelle first,
Routine examination revealed the presence of a large fontanelle (or molera) in SHOW NEWS September 12 | Lothian K9 Clubs open show in Lanark Agricultural Centre at 9.