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Rieger-Fackeldey, Esther; Kloos, S.; Winkler, P. A.; Korell, M.; Genzel-Boroviczény, Orsolya; Schulze, A. (1999): Konnatale Schädelimpression: Fallbericht und Literaturübersicht. In: Gynäkologisch-Geburtshilfliche Rundschau, No. 3: pp. 121-124


A 40-week gestational age infant was delivered by cesarean section because of intense contractions and pathological fetal heart rate pattern. The umbilical artery pH was 7.03, Apgar scores were 1/4/7 at 1, 5 and 10 min of age. The 3,250-gram infant had a skull depression of 5 x 7 cm in the left temporal-parietal region with a depth of 1.5 cm. There were no edemas or hematomas in this area; neurological examination was normal. A CT scan did not show a fracture, but the cortex below the depression appeared slightly compressed. At the age of 11 days, the depressed part of the parietal squama was surgically elevated. The child was discharged in good condition 8 days later and remained well at a 6-month follow-up examination.