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Absence of the sagittal suture - normal skull configuration

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Febrile seizures. Rule out meningitis.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male

Normal posterior cerebral fossa and cerebral hemispheres with no abnormal parenchymal or leptomeningeal enhancement. Normal size of the ventricular systemcavum septi pellucidi.

Note the complete absence of the sagittal suture with a normal head configuration.

Case Discussion

The absence of the sagittal suture should not be interpreted as premature fusion or scaphocephaly. Usually, this can be considered as an isolated anomaly without skull deformation.

Additional contributor: Z Boudiaf MD, CHU Constantine, Algeria.

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Case information

rID: 66197
Published: 10th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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