Growing fracture of skull

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta


Non symptomatic. Post-traumatic followup.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

Widening of the extra-axial CSF space at right frontal convexity with an adjacent oval 2.3 x 1.3 cm cyst and the overlying skull vault showing a large bony defect representing  a diastatic growing fracture. This extends from the right frontal bone through he coronal suture obliquely along the right parietal skull vault and stops short of the right lambdoid suture.

A focal area of early gliosis is seen at right parieto-temporal convexity.

Case Discussion

CT features in a follow up case of trauma are consistent with growing fracture of the right parietal skull vault with an associated small leptomeningeal cyst at right frontal convexity.

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Case information

rID: 38719
Published: 30th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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