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Images in paediatrics
Inclusion cyst of anterior fontanelle
  1. Chiara Udina1,
  2. Lorenzo Calligaris2,
  3. Irene Berti2,
  4. Elisabetta Cattaruzzi2,
  5. Egidio Barbi1,2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  2. 2 Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS ’Burlo Garofolo', Trieste, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chiara Udina, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, 34137, Italy; chiaraudina{at}gmail.com

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A 10-month-old girl presented with a soft swelling over the head vertex noted at the age of 2 months (figure 1). Physical examination showed a well-defined mass of 2.5 cm × 1.5 cm covered by undamaged skin. The lesion was neither pulsating nor painful. Ultrasonography showed a subcutaneous hypoechogenic cystic lesion without vascularisation. MRI showed a homogeneous T1-weighted hypointense and T2-weighted hyperintense non-vascularised mass without intracranial extension (figure 2); CT scans …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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