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Neurochirurgia (Stuttg). 1989 Jul;32(4):101-4.

Growing fractures: an unusual complication of head injuries in pediatric patients.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Pavia, Italy.


Authors analyze three cases of growing fractures they observed in infants under the age of one year. It is noticeable that in two cases, even if the lesion was already present when babies underwent the first procedure, no specific treatment was adopted, thus resulting in a progressive enlargement of the extracranial mass. Surgical treatment must be performed quickly after the diagnosis of growing fracture is done due to the necessity of an early repair of the bone defect to avoid the eventual onset of neurological deficits since they are not reversible.

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