Skull fractures are generally categorized into linear fracture, depressed fracture, comminuted fracture, and growing skull fracture
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.