Chapter 12. The Scalp, Skull and Brain

  1. John M. Hutson AO, BS, MD (Monash), MD, DSc (Melb), FRACS, FAAP (Hon) Chair of Paediatric Surgery General Surgeon and Urologist Professor of Paediatric Surgery1,2,
  2. Michael O'Brien MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCSI (Paed), FRACS (Paed) Paediatric Urologist3,
  3. Alan A. Woodward MBBS, FRCS, FRACS General Surgeon and Urologist3 and
  4. Spencer W. Beasley MBChB (Otago), MS (Melb), FRACS Professor of Paediatric Surgery4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch12

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Hutson, J. M., O'Brien, M., Woodward, A. A. and Beasley, S. W. (eds) (2009) The Scalp, Skull and Brain, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162678

Online ISBN: 9781444300109

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Keywords:

  • infant head enlargement - cause for concern;
  • infant with large head - scalp, skull and brain;
  • hydrocephalus;
  • childhood hydrocephalus causes;
  • Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR);
  • ultrasound imaging - non-invasive means diagnosing infancy hydrocephalus;
  • craniosynostosis - congenital cranium abnormalities;
  • cranium bifidum (including encephalocele);
  • intracranial aneurysms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The infant with a large head

  • Congenital abnormalities of the cranium

  • Intracranial tumours

  • Group 1: Glial tumours of the cerebral hemispheres

  • Group 2: Tumours in the region of the third ventricle

  • Group 3: Tumours of the posterior fossa

  • Tumours in the spinal canal

  • Intracranial vascular disorders

  • Further reading