Child's Nervous System

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 153–156 | Cite as

Spontaneous intrauterine depressed skull fractures

  • K. Abbassioun
  • A. Amirjamshidi
  • A. Rahimizadeh
Original Papers


A survey is made of neonatal skull depressions as a result of experience with ten neonates harboring noniatrogenic intrauterine skull fractures. Several mechanisms causing intrauterine skull depression are discussed. Diagnosis was made after delivery in all cases and was confirmed by skull radiography. Various modes of therapy are mentioned and a stepwise guideline is suggested for correction of the depression by applying CT as an adjuvant diagnostic tool.

Key words

CT scan Depressed skull fracture Intrauterine skull fracture Traumatic delivery 


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Abbassioun
    • 1
  • A. Amirjamshidi
    • 1
  • A. Rahimizadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Shariati Hospital, School of MedicineTehran UniversityTehranIran

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