Evaluating fontanels in the newborn skull

Emily R. Gallagher, Anne V. Hing, Michael L. Cunningham

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Palpating an infant's anterior and posterior fontanels provides a window into what may be occurring in the newborn brain, but also examining skull shape and size will identify underlying problems that require further evaluation or intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalContemporary Pediatrics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Gallagher, E. R., Hing, A. V., & Cunningham, M. L. (2013). Evaluating fontanels in the newborn skull. Contemporary Pediatrics, 30(11).