Growing skull fracture with an atypical mechanism: A case report

Masahiro Aoyama, Masahiro Joko, Aichi Niwa, Kenichiro Iwami, Masahito Hara, Koji Osuka, Shigeru Miyachi

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Growing skull fractures (GSFs) are well-known but rare causes of pediatric head trauma. They generally occur several months after a head injury, and the main lesion is located under the periosteum. We herein report a case involving a 3-month-old boy with GSF that developed by a different mechanism than previously considered. It developed 18 days after the head injury. A large mass containing cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue was present within the periosteum. A good outcome was obtained with early strategic surgery. Injury to the inner layer of the periosteum and sudden increase in intracranial pressure might be related to GSF in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalNagoya journal of medical science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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