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Macrocephaly is a clinical and radiological term that refers to a generalized increase in the size of the cranial vault.


This slightly differs from the term megalencephaly which means an increase in the size of the brain parenchyma.


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Clinical presentation

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In an infant it can result from a wide range of causes:

Radiographic features

Some define the condition on skull radiography when the head circumference is more than 2 standard deviations above the mean or exceeds the 97percentile by at least 0.5 cm .

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