n SA Journal of Radiology - The copper-beaten skull : pictorial interlude

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Variations and abnormalities of skull appearance and shape are generally related to a primary maldevelopment of the brain. The copper-beaten skull appearance is typically associated with craniosynostosis, where premature fusion of the cranial bone sutures results in the growing brain exerting pressure on the malleable cranium, producing a pattern known as the copper-beaten skull appearance.

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