- An abnormal condition of the skull bones, characterized by thin, soft areas, usually caused by syphilis or rickets.
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What I said of craniotabes is also valid in regard to this form.
Thus, in craniotabes it is desirable to watch even the gums.
Craniotabes is recovered from as the child improves in health.Manual of Surgery
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This constipation is an early symptom, as early as thoracic grooving or craniotabes.
Therefore the prognosis in every case of laryngismus and in every case of craniotabes has to be very guarded.