Faulty fetal packing
Faulty fetal packing, also known as congenital vault depression, is a congenital concave depression of the skull in a newborn.
Occurs in 1 in 10,000 births 1.
This appearance is due to external compression on the skull from 1,2:
Treatment and prognosis
This deformity usually resolves with time 2.
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