26th October 2019

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What is the cause of a big head?

Benign familial macrocephaly is an inherited condition where a family is predisposed to having a larger head circumference. Sometimes there is a problem with the brain, such as hydrocephalus or excess fluid. Other conditions that can cause macrocephaly include: brain tumors.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what does it mean when someone says don't get a big head?

To become arrogant or conceited; to assume an exaggeratedly high opinion of oneself. Samantha got a big head after her book became a bestseller. I hope you don't get a big head from all the praise your parents heap on you.

What is the disease when you have a big head?

Macrocephaly may be pathological, but many people with abnormally large heads or large skulls are healthy. Pathologic macrocephaly may be due to megalencephaly (enlarged brain), hydrocephalus (water on the brain), cranial hyperostosis (bone overgrowth), and other conditions.

What is the average size of a man's head?

One study in the United States estimated the average human head circumference to be 55 centimetres (21 34 in) in females and 57 centimetres (22 12 in) in males.
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