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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

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


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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.

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Copper Beaten skull

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