sunset sign


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sunset sign

An assessment finding often associated with hydrocephaly in newborns; the newborn's eyes are open with the irises directed downward, resembling the sun setting below the horizon.
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Patients were subjected to measurements of head circumference and evaluated for signs and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure like vomiting, drowsiness, bulging fontanella and sunset signs at one, two and three months post operatively.