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Benign Enlargement of the Subarachnoid Space Leads To Withdrawn Case

In this case, we represented a mother. The child had sustained a fracture to the skull and subarachnoid haemorrhages.  There had been an unwitnessed fall from the sofa. It was not accepted by the hospital that a fall from this height could have caused the injuries.  A paediatrician, neurosurgeon and radiologist/ neuroradiologist were instructed.  They accepted the explanation of the family as being possible.  The neuroradiologist also confirmed that the presence of the subarachnoid haemorrhages could even be dated back to birth due to the child having Benign Enlargement of the Subarachnoid Space (BESS). Case withdrawn by the local authority and the child was returned to the care of his parents.