Benign subdural hygromas
Benign subdural hygromas of infancy are a relatively common occurrence associated with prominence of the forehead and rapid head growth in early infancy. A CT scan of the skull reveals extra fluid outside the brain, but underneath its covering membrane or dura, leading to changes in skull shape.
Most of these children only need routine follow-up observation, as the head deformity is self-correcting. They occasionally have developmental delay initially, as the large head slows acquisition of motor skills. They invariably catch up between 1 1/2 to 3 years of age.
Benign Subdural Hygromas: Before and After
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