An unusual variant of a growing skull fracture in an adolescent

Colak A., Akbasak A., Biliciler B., Erten S., Kocak A.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.29, ss.36-39, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000028682
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.36-39


A great majority of growing skull fractures occur in infancy and early childhood. Since the growth of brain is necessary as a driving force for these lesions to occur, almost all reported cases have been before the first 3 years of life. Although a number of uncommon locations, such as basiooccipital and skull base areas, have been reported, they are commonly located on calvaria. The authors report a growing skull fracture on the orbital roof in a 16-year-old female admitted to hospital with complaints of headache and seizures. She had had an orbital trauma 8 years before. CT scan revealed a hypodense lesion in the right frontal lobe and a diastatic fracture line on the right orbital roof. A right craniotomy was performed. Excision of arachnoid loculations and duraplasty were carried out. This is an unusual condition with respect to the location of the lesion, as well as the age of the patient.