Pictorial Essay

The copper-beaten skull

Nasreen Mahomed, Tanusha Sewchuran, Zareena Mahomed
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 1 | a229 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v16i1.229 | © 2012 Nasreen Mahomed, Tanusha Sewchuran, Zareena Mahomed | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 07 February 2012

About the author(s)

Nasreen Mahomed, university of witwatersrand, South Africa
Tanusha Sewchuran, university of witwatersrand, South Africa
Zareena Mahomed, university of witwatersrand, South Africa


Share this article

Bookmark and Share

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.

Keywords

Copper Beaten skull

Metrics

Total abstract views: 1693
Total article views: 7238

 

Crossref Citations

1. Imaging Findings of Various Calvarial Bone Lesions with a Focus on Osteolytic Lesions
Younghee Yim, Won-Jin Moon, Hyeong Su An, Joon Cho, Myung Ho Rho
Journal of the Korean Society of Radiology  vol: 74  issue: 1  first page: 43  year: 2016  
doi: 10.3348/jksr.2016.74.1.43