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.


Present Method Lateral View Intracranial Pressure Skull Base Important Sign 
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Referenced article

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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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