Sutural diastasis

Case contributed by Dr Hisham Alwakkaa


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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Case information

rID: 58811
Published: 7th Mar 2018
Last edited: 19th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Women and children Hospital of Buffalo

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