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Depressed skull fracture in a newborn baby
  1. S T Dharmaraj1,
  2. N D Embleton1,
  3. A Jenkins2,
  4. G Jones3
  1. 1
    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Neurosurgery, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Paediatrics, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
  1. Dr S T Dharmaraj, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; s.t.dharmaraj{at}

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A term baby was delivered by emergency caesarean section for failure to progress with an unstable lie. Forceps or vacuum extractor was not used. She was born in good condition requiring no resuscitation. Initial examination revealed a large depression over the right parietal bone measuring ∼6 cm in diameter and …

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