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Benign enlargement of the subarachnoid space in infancy

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Macrocephaly

Patient Data

Age: 5 months
Gender: Male

Widening of bi-frontal and anterior interhemispheric CSF spaces which measures about 0.8 cm without flattening of adjacent gyri. There are normal sulci posteriorly. The ventricles are not dilated. The anterior fontanelle is enlarged. The cortical veins are seen adjacent to the inner table of calvarium.

Case Discussion

Benign enlargement of the subarachnoid space in infancy is benign enlargement of the subarachnoid space in infants usually involving the frontal region. The condition resolves spontaneously by the age of 2 years; although the macrocephaly may persist.

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Case information

rID: 73504
Published: 13th Jan 2020
Last edited: 14th Jan 2020
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