cracked pot sign
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cracked pot signMacEwen sign Neonatology A finding of late hydrocephalus, where ↑ intracranial pressure leads to palpable separation of cranial sutures; percussion of the skull evokes a 'jagged' sound, unlike the clear sound of normal noggin knocking, the CP is likened to a 'cracked vessel' Clinical Thin, shiny skin, prominent veins, high-pitched cry. See Hydrocephalus, Setting sun sign.
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