SK1 Width of cranial sutures in neonates and infants [radiography]

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Hans Ringertz


In the neonate and infant, radiologically demonstrated widening of the sutures is a generally appreciated and important sign of increased intracranial pressure. The present method is based on the lateral view, which is easy to reproduce.




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Referenced article

  1. Erasmie U, Ringertz H: Normal width of cranial sutures in the neonate and infant. Acta Radiol [Diagn] 1976; 17: 565.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

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