The child with macrocephaly: Differential diagnosis and neuroimaging findings

Emanuele Orrù, Sonia F. Calloni, Aylin Tekes, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, Bruno P. Soares

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to offer a systematic approach to the imaging of children with macrocephaly and to illustrate key neuroimaging features of common and rare but important disorders. CONCLUSION. Macrocephaly is a common clinical fnding in children. Increased volume of one of the intracranial compartments can enlarge the head either prenatally or postnatally while the cranial sutures are open. Imaging plays a central role in establishing a diagnosis and guiding management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-859
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • CT
  • Children
  • Hydrocephalus
  • MRI
  • Macrocephaly
  • Megalencephaly
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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