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[Skull fracture and cephalhematoma in a newborn--a case report].

Authors
  • Zakanj, Zora
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lijec̆nic̆ki vjesnik
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
136
Issue
11-12
Pages
335–338
Identifiers
PMID: 25647994
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Skull fractures and cephalhematoma in newborns belong to the group of birth injuries of the head and neck, accounting for 11.4 to 15% of the total number of birth injuries. We presented a fracture of the parietal bones in a newborn, associated with parietal cephalhematoma. The newborn had transient and mild neurological symptoms: vomiting and changes in muscle tone. Clinical examination confirmed a positive "ping-pong" phenomen, craniogram confirmed the fracture of parietal bones and shown cephalhematoma, as well as ultrasound (US) examinations of the brain showed peri-interventricular bleeding grade II. After the disappearance of all clinical symptoms in a newborn, we observed total bone healing at the end of the second week of life, and good perinatal outcome. Successful recovery from injury contributes to the ability of rapid bone modeling and remodeling, and brain plasticity. Further interdisciplinary monitoring is very important.

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