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We present two cases of sinus pericranii (subgaleal varix).
A term baby was found on newborn exam to have a small firm nodular swelling 1.5cm x 1.5cm in the occipito-parietal area with a small tuft of hair overlying the skin (figure 1).
An ultrasound scan confirmed a subcutaneous lesion, slightly to the right of the midline with a discrete vascular channel having transcranial extension and communicating with the …
Contributors BPF: wrote the manuscript, acquired images and obtained consent. DC: primary neurosurgeon who provided us with neurosurgical guidance on our patients. BHW: consultant who cared for first case and provided guidance with writing the article and image choice. MNC: consultant who cared for second case and conceived original idea.
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.
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