Child's Nervous System

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 605–607 | Cite as

Operative management of growing skull fractures: a technical note

  • Ashutosh SinghalEmail author
  • Paul Steinbok
Technical Note



Growing skull fractures can be a challenging surgical problem facing the pediatric neurosurgeon. The goal of this manuscript is to clarify effective surgical methods and to provide the rationale for these techniques.


We describe the surgical techniques for treatment of growing skull fractures. We clarify the underlying concepts, with respect to dural closure and repair of bony defects, that have led to these techniques.


With effective surgical technique, the pediatric neurosurgeon can effectively treat growing skull fractures, with excellent outcomes in terms of bony coverage and cosmesis.


Growing skull fracture Leptomeningeal cyst Head injury Surgical treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric SurgeryBritish Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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