A member asked:

Do diastatic skull fractures in neonate heal alone? ct scan was performed and showed normal brain nothing internal. baby had also a depressed skull fracture that elevated spontaneously and baby is 4 months very alert , and meeting milestone very well?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Skull fractures in infants often self-heal. If there is a depressed fracture & it doesn't require a procedure to raise the depression it is left alone. Monitoring for a period is usually done in case the covering (dura) may be trapped in the break & prevent healing. I do not recall any that I encountered with this description ever requiring any special treatment. They all healed.

Answered May 22, 2023



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