II. Definition

  1. Thinning of skull outer table

III. Signs

  1. Press firmly over occiput or Parietal Bones
  2. Gives-way as if pressing on ping-pong ball

IV. Differential Diagnosis

  1. Rickets
  2. Osteogenesis imperfecta
  3. Hydrocephalus
  4. Normal variant
    1. May be present in newborns
    2. Resolves by 1 month of age
    3. May persist normally at Suture lines

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Ontology: Craniotabes (C0392452)

Concepts Congenital Abnormality (T019) , Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD10 P96.3
SnomedCT 206589000, 88034002, 82351006
Dutch craniotabes, craniotabes; neonataal, neonataal; craniotabes
French Craniotabès
German Kraniotabes
Italian Craniotabe
Portuguese Craniotabes
Spanish Craneotabes, craneotabes (trastorno), craneotabes, tabes craneal
Japanese 頭蓋癆, トウガイロウ
English craniotabes (physical finding), craniotabes, craniotabes was seen, Neonatal craniotabes, Neonatal "craniotabes", Craniotabes, Craniotabes (disorder), craniotabes; neonatal, neonatal; craniotabes
Czech Kraniotabes
Hungarian Craniotabes