'Growing fontanelle': A serious complication of difficult vacuum extraction

T. A G M Huisman, J. Fischer, U. V. Willi, G. F. Eich, E. Martin

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Growing skull fractures in combination with leptomeningeal cysts are well known in childhood. A rare case of a growing fontanelle due to a leptomeningeal cyst is presented. The cyst occurred due to a traumatic delivery with vacuum extraction. Operative repair of the cyst revealed a dural tear at the border of the fontanelle. The imaging findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Fontanelle, growing
  • Head injury
  • Vacuum extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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