Anterior fontanelle inclusion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Swelling at the anterior fontanelle since birth

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Male

An extracranial cystic swelling is noted related to the anterior fontanelle. It displays clear fluid content (average density of 5 HU) with no intracranial extension. No other congenital malformation detected. 

Case Discussion

Anterior fontanelle inclusion cyst is a congenital cystic lesion of the anterior fontanelle without intracranial extension. Management is by complete surgical resection. 

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Case information

rID: 62003
Published: 28th Jul 2018
Last edited: 22nd Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University