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The copper-beaten skull

N Mahomed, T Sewchuran, Z Mahomed

Abstract


Variations and abnormalities of skull appearance and shape are generally related to a primary maldevelopment of the brain. The copper-beaten skull appearance is typically associated with craniosynostosis, where premature fusion of the cranial bone sutures results in the growing brain exerting pressure on the malleable cranium, producing a pattern known as the copper-beaten skull appearance.

SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY • February 2012



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