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Old 08-20-2007, 01:16 AM
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Ridges on top of head?

I was bored and looking at the Georgia Department of Corrections website when I came across this inmate's picture:

http://dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/Offe...Redirector.jsp

What would cause such pronounced ridges on the top of a person's head like that?
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:01 AM
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The link just got me to the GDC main page. But my mother used to tell me of a boy she knew who had a head like a peanut. Evidently the delivering doctor bore down a little too hard with the forceps. Infants skulls are extremely malleable.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:10 AM
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Ditto to Pelna on the main page. In addition to birth defects, you can get cosmetic implants to perfect your Klingon costume or any other sort of ridge-headed wonder.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:18 AM
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I also cannot see the picture. Maybe host it somewhere else?

The brother of a friend was born with a triangular head due to a forceps delivery and an over enthusiastic doctor. It sorta squished back into shape.

I have a groove down the side of my head for no known reason. Its mostly just the way the bones of the head have shaped themselves. When a child is born there are several skullplates which fuse into a solid whole as the child ages and its head stops growing.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:55 AM
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daHubby has a grooved place on the back of his head where the doctor clamped down too hard with the forceps while delivering him. He told daHubby's mom that it would smooth out as he got older but that never happened.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:38 AM
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I have a dent on the back of my head from when my mom dropped me as an infant. She was sick and passed out, so I don't blame her. At least it didn't seem to affect my brain at all...

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:51 AM
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I have grooves permanently gouged in my skull from wearing glasses since the third grade.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:58 AM
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Well I can't find the guy's picture because I don't remember his name but these "ridges" which actually looked like a lot of wrinkles or something but they looked to be very deep were on the top, rear part of his head. I mean the guy's skin on that portion of his head looked like a shar pei and that isn't an exaggeration but I can't find any other picture of people who have it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:14 AM
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My son has a big ridge on his head. No forceps used in delivery. I thought it would smooth out as he got older but he's 8 now. His doctor has never remarked upon it, but I'll be following this thread with interest.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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Did it sort of look like actor/football player Terry Crewes' head? I've always found his head to be quite lumpy/ridgey.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:08 PM
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It was way more severe and pronounced than that and also on a black male.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:09 PM
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A high school friend of mine had ridges on the top of her head, sort of like a lumpy wave. She said it was from her grandmother always turning her onto her back when she was a baby. Seems like it was just the skull fusing in an unusual way.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:23 PM
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NBA player Shane Battier has some head ridges going on. Can't find a good picture, though.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:26 PM
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Ok it took a while but I found the guy again, go to the link I gave, click offender search and search for Majors, Darius.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:30 PM
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It was way more severe and pronounced than that and also on a black male.
Wow, Terry Crewes is one very tanned and very unattractive, bald goateed, white woman!


CMC fnord!

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Old 08-20-2007, 03:44 PM
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I've got a sort of a ring depression in the back of my head, always had it. When I got my buzz cut in boot camp I was henceforce known as Dent in the Head. Good times
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:49 PM
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Ok it took a while but I found the guy again, go to the link I gave, click offender search and search for Majors, Darius.
Here's the picture.

Yeah, Shane Battier has ridges like that, though less pronounced. No idea what causes it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:56 PM
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Here's the picture.

Yeah, Shane Battier has ridges like that, though less pronounced. No idea what causes it.
Battier's ridges aren't THAT pronounced (you can sort of see them through his hair here. But maybe the crappy lighting in the prison picture is exaggerating them.

Unless the prisoner has some scarring or something.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:58 PM
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Holy crap. Did that guy get arrested when his ship attacked the Enterprise?
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:24 PM
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Holy crap. Did that guy get arrested when his ship attacked the Enterprise?
Honk! I was gonna post something about him being an alien, but your response made me snort and wheeze at the same time. Very funny!

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:27 PM
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That guy's brain is trying to escape without him!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:30 PM
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pool, I have exactly what you're talking about. I can't go bald. It looks like my brain is coming through my scalp.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:00 PM
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Could burns make scarring like that? I knew of a baby who stuck his head in the oven and got burned on the top of his head.

Also, looks like he's got some form of vitiglio.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:05 PM
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I'm going to put on some Slim Whitman music now.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:09 PM
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That's....uh....different!

Do you think it would help the Georgia Department of Corrections if we emailed and pointed out that his eye-colour is brown? I can understand them not knowing what his hair colour is but I could help settle the question of the eye-colour.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:15 AM
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Bump*

Perhaps a Doper with medical knowledge can weigh in on this.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:28 AM
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Battier's ridges aren't THAT pronounced (you can sort of see them through his hair here. But maybe the crappy lighting in the prison picture is exaggerating them.

Unless the prisoner has some scarring or something.
I've seen ridges like that on an actor somewhere - not a completely obscure one. I want to say Forest Whitaker, but I don't think it's him - someone who looks a bit like him.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:57 AM
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It looks like scarring to me. It could have been done purposely, like tongue splitting.
Sorry, that's all I have.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:11 AM
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Aha!

Cutis verticis gyrata

-google it, but be warned, there are some weird photos there - including one young person that looks like they're wearing a brain as a hat.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:16 AM
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I have grooves permanently gouged in my skull from wearing glasses since the third grade.
You are the second person I've known to have this. The first being me.

I worked with a guy like that. He has a stubbly hair cut. He looks like a Shar Pei. I affects more than the top of his head.

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:19 AM
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Bump*
Bump, indeed. Yikes.

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:58 AM
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You are the second person I've known to have this. The first being me.

I worked with a guy like that. He has a stubbly hair cut. He looks like a Shar Pei. I affects more than the top of his head.
Third - there are still earpiece-ridges in my head even though I got Lasix seven years ago.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:02 AM
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Were you all wearing unusually tight glasses?
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I've got ridges from glasses - they don't have to be tight - just in place a long time.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:25 AM
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I guess it must just depend on your skull. I've worn glasses full time since the age of five without getting ridges.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:05 PM
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I have ear piece impressions in the soft tissue on the sides of my head, been wearing glasses for 30 years now. It startles folks when I take my glasses off. I get the "doesn't that hurt?" looks.

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Old 08-21-2007, 05:15 PM
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Aha!

Cutis verticis gyrata

-google it, but be warned, there are some weird photos there - including one young person that looks like they're wearing a brain as a hat.
From eMedicine [no pics, quite SFW]:
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Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a descriptive term for a condition of the scalp manifesting as convoluted folds and furrows formed from thickened skin of the scalp resembling cerebriform pattern. ...In 1984, Garden and Robinson improved the classification by proposing new terms: primary essential CVG for cases in which no other abnormality was found (rare) and primary nonessential, which can be associated with mental deficiency, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, schizophrenia, cranial abnormalities (microcephaly), deafness, ophthalmologic abnormalities (cataract, strabismus, blindness, retinitis pigmentosa), or a combination of these.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:37 PM
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The ear piece seats at the skull ear junction. Run the ear pieces straight out to the rims. You compress the skin at the temple and get a crease. Somebody that has no wider point between the ear piece and rims won't get it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:39 PM
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boyoboy. How could he get close enough to a kid to molest?
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:47 PM
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boyoboy. How could he get close enough to a kid to molest?
Tell him his a friendly alien like E.T.?

"Cutis verticis gyrata"... Hm, eeeeenteresting.

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the info Mangetout Sounds like quite the nasty condition indeed.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:55 PM
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Good god almighty!

Does that condition preclude growing hair? Because that just ain't something you want hanging out there voluntarily, IMHO.

However, I've noticed some dudes with mighty unfortunate head shapes and scars and stuff that still insist on wearing buzzcuts. Doesn't their barber (or wife or friends or SOMEBODY, fergodssakes) tell them "Hey Bro, I'd let a little hair grow there if I was you..."
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:39 PM
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Good god almighty!

Does that condition preclude growing hair? Because that just ain't something you want hanging out there voluntarily, IMHO."
I dunno, if I was incarcerated, I think I'd want to look like a scary mutant that no one wanted to mess with. And I'd tell people I could kill them with the power of my brain.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:04 AM
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Oh, Duh!

Yeah, I wouldn't want to be the least bit, um, attractive in that situation...
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I will never be able to eat a Ruffles brand potato chip without thinking of this thread...
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I will never be able to eat a Ruffles brand potato chip without thinking of this thread...
Now it's my turn to snort.

I have ear-dents from wearing eyeglasses. I keep forgetting to check first thing upon waking to see if they smooth out any overnight. Remind me--tomorrow, about 6:28 a.m.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:01 PM
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I did a thread 2 years ago about the glasses gouged into the head thing.

Here it is. Remember, no raising any zombie threads.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:06 PM
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I have ear-dents from wearing eyeglasses. I keep forgetting to check first thing upon waking to see if they smooth out any overnight. Remind me--tomorrow, about 6:28 a.m.
So. . . you look vaguely similar to this here fella?













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Old 08-23-2007, 05:55 PM
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I've seen ridges like that on an actor somewhere - not a completely obscure one. I want to say Forest Whitaker, but I don't think it's him - someone who looks a bit like him.
The guy who was the principal on Boston Public? ...searches... Chi McBride? That's who I thought of.
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The guy who was the principal on Boston Public? ...searches... Chi McBride? That's who I thought of.
That's the fella. Hey, he even does look a bit like Forest Whitaker, or is it just me?
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