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.
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 3.5-mm separation of the bone edges (5).
(19) Finally Pia and Tonnis described the growing skull fracture of childhood to include patients with cysts or cerebral herniation in the fracture.
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.
Though we have not seen but growing skull fractures can also occur after remodelling surgery due to undetected dural tears.10 Major blood loss and transfusions during surgery in these infants can potentially tip off a vicious circle of complications, which may lead to death.
Growing skull fractures have been reported in humans for many years, usually resulting from injury to the soft skull during the rapid growth period of an infant's life.
Growing skull fractures. Classification and management.
Pathoge-nesis and treatment of growing skull fractures. Surg Neurol 1995; 43: 367-373.
lntrauterine growing skull fractures. Child's Nerv Syst 1990; 6: 468-470.