growing fracture


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grow·ing frac·ture

linear skull fracture in a young child which increases in size, usually as the result of an associated dural tear and arachnoid cyst formation within the fracture line.

growing fracture

Etymology: AS, growan + L, fractura, to break
a fracture, usually linear, in which consecutive radiographic images show a gradual separation of the fracture edges over time. The separation is often caused by the pressure of soft tissues, as when arachnoid tissues expand through the edges of a skull fracture.
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