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Ann Med Res. 2006; 13(3): 185-187

Growing Skull Fracture: A Case Operated After Eight Years


Burak O. Boran*




Aim: Growing skull fracture is a rare complication of head trauma, seen in 0.05-1,6 % of the skull fracturec. In this paper, a patient operated 8 years after the initial trauma has been presented.

Case: A 10-year-old male patient presented with a bone defect of the skull. Medical history revealed that, he had fallen from a tree when he was two. Neurological examination was normal. X-ray graphy of the skull demonstrated an oblique right temporoparietal bone defect, extending for about 15 cm and 3 cm at the widest part. The patient was operated to perform duraplasty and cranioplasty.

Conclusion: All the linear skull fractures of the childhood should be followed up to make sure that it has been closed. In case of development of a growing skull fracture, surgical treatment should be performed.

Key Words: Head trauma, Growing skull fracture, Leptomeningeal cyst.

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