Diastatic skull fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Head injury.

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male

Biparietal diastatic skull fracture.


Two areas of scalp hematoma. 

One overlying the left parietal linear fracture which extends towards the sagittal suture and across the midline. The other overlies the right inferior linear parietal fracture which extends to the squamosal suture.

No evidence of significant acute intracranial hemorrhage or extra-axial collection. No evidence of contusion, shear injury or hypoxic injury.

Case Discussion

Diastatic fractures occur in the pediatric population.  

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Case information

rID: 81578
Published: 19th Sep 2020
Last edited: 19th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included