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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31824d9331
Pediatric Imaging

Skull Fractures Through Parietal Foramina: Report of Two Cases

Edwards, Landon S. MD; Sachs, Jeffrey R. MD; Elster, Allen D. MD

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Abstract: Enlarged parietal foramina are related to a condition in which defective intramembranous ossification of the parietal bones results in enlargement of the normal foramina. Although generally believed to be a benign variant, scalp defects, seizures, and structural brain abnormalities have been reported in a small percentage of affected patients. These 2 cases now present evidence that parietal foramina constitute structural weak spots in the calvarium that may potentially increase risk of skull fracture after trauma.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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