This study was conducted in order to assess the normal range of subarachnoid space width in healthy term newborns. A total of 230 healthy newborns were evaluated within the first 28 days of life. Measurements were correlated with body weight, height and head circumference. Mean measurements for falx-cortex and craniocortical widths and the correlations are given in tables. Subarachnoid space widths increased as weight, height and head circumference increased and the correlation was statistically significant. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.