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Observations on Craniolacunia:

Observations on Craniolacunia: FROM THE MONTREAL NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MONTREAL, CANADA. by DONALD L. McRAE Craniolacunia, also called lacunar skull or L uckenschadel, is sometimes cranial dysplasia of no practical importance. However, long term considered a follow-up of patients born with this condition shows it to be of importance in prognosis. Patients with craniolacunia have high morbidity and mortality due to associated lesions of the central nervous system and to the secondary effects of the neurological lesions (VOGT & WYATT 1941). Craniolacunia is frequently associated with myelomeningocele and encephalocele, less often with simple meningocele. Patients with craniolacunia frequently develop hydrocephalus due to stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius and/or to the Arnold­ Chiari malformation. They are frequently found to have paraplegia, deform­ ities of the legs and feet, and urinary and fecal incontinence. Craniolacunia is characterized by groups of round, oval or finger-shaped pits in the inner surface of the cranial vault, separated by slender ridges of bone (Fig. la). The deepest pits may penetrate the full thickness of the vault and become palpable. The pits and ridges are most obvious in the thickest parts of the frontal, parietal and occipital portions of the vault. The newer and thinner portions of these bones http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Radiologica. Diagnosis SAGE

Observations on Craniolacunia:

Acta Radiologica. Diagnosis , Volume 5 (P1): 10 – Dec 4, 2016

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FROM THE MONTREAL NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MONTREAL, CANADA. by DONALD L. McRAE Craniolacunia, also called lacunar skull or L uckenschadel, is sometimes cranial dysplasia of no practical importance. However, long term considered a follow-up of patients born with this condition shows it to be of importance in prognosis. Patients with craniolacunia have high morbidity and mortality due to associated lesions of the central nervous system and to the secondary effects of the neurological lesions (VOGT & WYATT 1941). Craniolacunia is frequently associated with myelomeningocele and encephalocele, less often with simple meningocele. Patients with craniolacunia frequently develop hydrocephalus due to stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius and/or to the Arnold­ Chiari malformation. They are frequently found to have paraplegia, deform­ ities of the legs and feet, and urinary and fecal incontinence. Craniolacunia is characterized by groups of round, oval or finger-shaped pits in the inner surface of the cranial vault, separated by slender ridges of bone (Fig. la). The deepest pits may penetrate the full thickness of the vault and become palpable. The pits and ridges are most obvious in the thickest parts of the frontal, parietal and occipital portions of the vault. The newer and thinner portions of these bones

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Published: Dec 4, 2016

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