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

Author Biographies

N Mahomed
Department of Radiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
T Sewchuran
Department of Radiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Z Mahomed
Department of Radiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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Articles

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eISSN: 2078-6778
print ISSN: 1027-202X