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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 261-265

Arrested hydrocephalus complicated by growing skull fracture - A case report with review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Gaurav Jaiswal
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_100_18

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Growing skull fracture (GSF) is an extremely uncommon entity and accounts for less than 1% of the skull fractures. This type of fracture is commonly seen in children of less than 3 year of age and two third of them occur in less than one year of age. Occurrence of GSF is higher in infancy and early childhood because of rapid growth of brain and skull take place in initial two year of the life. Dural tear is most common etiological factor that leads to growing skull fracture. Growing skull fracture with arrested hydrocephalus is a rare association and has been described only once in literature. We hereby, are reporting a case of one year child presented with gradual progressive head enlargement with progressive subgaleal swelling over left parietal region. patient sustained head injury 4 month back due to fall from bed. After all relevant radiological examinations, cyst excision and water tight dura closure was done. Patient improved and till last follow up there was not any recurrence of cyst.


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