Sutural diastasis

Case contributed by Hisham Alwakkaa
Diagnosis certain


History of hydrocephalus

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
Gender: Male

There is severe widening of the coronal and lambdoid sutures, appreciated on lateral projection.

Annotated image

Red arrowheads are pointing to the widened coronal sutures.  

Blue arrowheads are pointing to the widened lambdoid sutures.

Case Discussion

These images were obtained during the workup for ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter placement, and they show a typical appearance of sutural diastasis secondary to increased intracranial pressure (hydrocephalus in this case).

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