growing skull fracture

growing skull fracture

A rare sequel to a cranial fracture, especially in the parietal region, in which the cranial fracture grows following lacerations involving the dura mater. They usually occur after severe head trauma during the first three years of the life and rarely after age 8. Growing skull fractures present as a cystic (containing CSF) nontender swelling with an underlying palpable bony defect.
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Skull fractures are generally categorized into linear fracture, depressed fracture, comminuted fracture, and growing skull fracture in children.
INTRODUCTION: A growing skull fracture (GSF) is also known as Leptomeningeal cyst, due to development of a cystic mass lesion filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
4,6,7) The exact etiopathological process of growing skull fracture is unclear.
Growing skull fracture commonly involves the calvarial bones.
The typical patient with a growing skull fracture is younger than 3 years, has a subgaleal fluid collection overlying the fracture, has a neurological deficit caused by the injury and has skull radiographs that demonstrate a diastatic linear fracture with at least 3.
Three-dimensional (3-D) computed tomography was used to diagnose a growing skull fracture in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).
Three weeks later, follow up imaging revealed a growing skull fracture in the right parietal region.
19) Finally Pia and Tonnis described the growing skull fracture of childhood to include patients with cysts or cerebral herniation in the fracture.
This report details a case of a growing skull fracture developing after a traumatic head injury and demonstrates the techniques of surgical correction.
Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography was used to diagnose a growing skull fracture in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).
Though we have not seen but growing skull fractures can also occur after remodelling surgery due to undetected dural tears.
Pathoge-nesis and treatment of growing skull fractures.