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Bulging fontanelles

Bulging fontanelles

Overview

A tense or bulging fontanelle occurs when fluid accumulates in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain. Common causes are hydrocephalus or increased intracranial pressure due to illness.

Update Date 2/21/2013