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Giant cranial pseudomeningocele after vacuum extraction
  1. Valentin Favier1,
  2. Oscar Werner2,
  3. Thomas Roujeau3
  1. 1Département d'ORL et chirurgie maxillofaciale, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  2. 2Département d'imagerie pédiatrique, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  3. 3Département de neurochirurgie pédiatrique, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Valentin Favier, ORL et Chirurgie cervico-faciale, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier 34295, France; valentin_favier{at}hotmail.com

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A female newborn was presented to the neurosurgery department at 3 weeks of age with a subcutaneous scalp bulge (figure 1A).

Figure 1

(A) Extracranial transilluminant collection. (B) Coronal, T2-weighted MRI of the cranium showing a leak through the metopic suture suggesting a dural defect, a subaponeurotic pseudomeningocele and bilateral brain lesions.

She was born at 40 weeks of gestation by vacuum extraction in another hospital. A frontal caput succedaneum was present at birth, and a cephalhaematoma developed next to the sagittal suture during the following hours. …

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  • Contributors Conception or design of the work, data collection: VF, OW. Data analysis and interpretation: VF, TR. Drafting the article: VF. Critical revision of the article: VF, OW, TR. Final approval of the version to be published: VF, OW, TR.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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