Introduction by Yuval Levental: I am a person on the autism spectrum who advocates for treatment or a cure, because the evidence for autism as being positive is meaningless in most cases. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ESIEE Paris. Through researching the cause of my autism, I have developed interests in physiology, cellular biology, and neuroscience. In the quest for a cure, I have successfully progressed by attempting to introduce more potassium and less sodium in my diet, and have recently undergone Botox which mitigated my symptoms. Additionally, I like to spread awareness of arguments against Neurodiversity through social media and Wikipedia. Other hobbies of mine include recreationally solving complex math puzzles, traveling, eating new foods, and learning about different cultures.
A background of my search for a cure for autism can be found in my last article (https://corticalchauvinism.com/2017/08/16/yuval-levental-plastic-surgery-and-autism-the-final-treatment/).
I found a plastic surgery clinic called the Visage Clinic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its surgeon, Dr. Marc DuPéré, was rated as one of the best plastic surgeons in Toronto, and it is one of the less common clinics that does contouring, which involves shaving bone from the forehead to create a more streamlined appearance (https://www.visageclinic.com/cosmetic-surgery/brow-lift.cfm).
It took me a while to get a consultation with them, which was at the end of September. However, they also requested that I should get a CT scan of my skull and sinuses to see how thick the forehead bone was relative to my sinuses. They said that if the frontal bone was too thin, they would refer me to a facial reconstructive surgeon.
Recently, on October 31, I had the CT scan. Here is a partial copy of the report:
They also did a small CT scan of my brain, but found nothing significant.
In short, as I suspected, my frontal sinus cavity is prominent and “bulging forward”. Another problem is that they found membrane thickening and other problems/abnormalities with my sinuses. However, they do not seem as significant, though they should be inspected. I suspect that the abnormal shape of my sinuses could be causing those problems, but I do not know for sure.
There were over a thousand images, but here is a sample of them:
Left: Cross section of the side of my skull. Right: Cross section of the side of a typical skull. Notice that my frontal sinus is significantly greater in size than the typical skull’s frontal sinus. Right image is from https://wickedangel920.deviantart.com/art/Sagittal-Section-of-Skull-363496856
Another cross-section of the side of my skull.
Left: The front of my skull. Right: The front of a typical skull. Notice that my nasal bone is much shorter heightwise than the typical nasal bone. Right image is from http://www.abaphysicaltherapy.com/2011/10/what-is-craniosacral-therapy/
As I have mentioned before, I am still somewhat convinced that the shape of my skull is causing excessive muscle tension around my forehead and nose. However, I will need to send the images and reports to the Visage Clinic, and they will determine what is best for me. I am not sure if I will undergo the surgery if it is offered.
Addendum 11/22/17: The following link shows a skull X-ray series of Yuval: https://imgur.com/a/DyO5G