TITLE

Large Heads in Small Children

AUTHOR(S)
McDonald, Robert
PUB. DATE
January 1967
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Jan1967, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses issues related to the problem of large heads in small children. The proper assessment of head circumference in children depends upon knowledge of the normal. Percentile charts of head circumference in children of various ages are readily available. Abnormal enlargement of the cranial vault may be due to; (1) increased intracranial fluid; (2) chronic intra- or extra-cranial bleeding; (3) increased brain size; (4) thickening of the skull itself. A summary of the pathologic conditions which may increase head circumference at an abnormal rate is discussed.
ACCESSION #
17558500

 

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