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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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.
Growing skull fracture of childhood with reference to the importance of the brain injury and its pathogenic consideration.
Kashiwagi S, Abiko S, Aoki H: Growing skull fracture in childhood: A recurrent case treated by shunt operation.
Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography was used to diagnose a growing skull fracture in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).