Skull fractures through parietal foramina: Report of two cases

Landon S. Edwards, Jeffrey R. Sachs, Allen D. Elster

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Enlarged parietal foramina are related to a condition in which defective intramembranous ossification of the parietal bones results in enlargement of the normal foramina. Although generally believed to be a benign variant, scalp defects, seizures, and structural brain abnormalities have been reported in a small percentage of affected patients. These 2 cases now present evidence that parietal foramina constitute structural weak spots in the calvarium that may potentially increase risk of skull fracture after trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-309
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • parietal foramina
  • skull fractures
  • trauma


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