Ping pong skull fracture

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Infant's brothers (eldest 11 years old) cared for her, parents were in another room. Infant suddenly started crying. Her father grabbed her and handed her over to her mother, who felt a dent in the head.

Patient Data

Age: 5 months
Gender: Female

Indentation in left parietal bone measuring approximately 3.5 cm in diameter and 13 mm deep.

No intracranial hemorrhage or superficial hematoma.

Case Discussion

A ping pong skull fracture can either be seen in a neonate as a result of birth trauma or in a young infant due to blunt trauma. In this case, the parents did not inquire about the cause of trauma before arriving to the pediatric Emergency department.

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Case information

rID: 53304
Published: 11th May 2017
Last edited: 5th Apr 2020
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