Sutural diastasis

Case contributed by Dr Hisham Alwakkaa


Newborn with history of hydrocephalus.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

There is severe widening of the coronal and lambdoid sutures, appreciated on lateral projection.

Annotated image
  • Red arrowheads are pointing to the widened coronal sutures.  
  • Blue arrowheads are pointing to the widened lambdoid sutures.

Case Discussion

These images were obtained during the workup for ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter placement, and they show a typical appearance of widened skull sutures secondary to increased intracranial pressure (hydrocephalus in this case).

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Case information

rID: 58811
Published: 7th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Women and children Hospital of Buffalo

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