linear skull fracture

lin·e·ar skull frac·ture

a skull fracture resembling a line.
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A CT Scan preformed on the day of admission revealed a significant contusion in the frontoparietal region with evidence of a linear skull fracture (Figure 1).
6) Growing skull fractures are a rare complication of linear skull fractures and occur almost exclusively in children less than three years of age.
The complication of leptomeningeal cyst formation following linear skull fractures in young children, though rare, has been identified since the nineteenth century beginning with John Howship's report in 1816.
In addition a CT scan showed a linear skull fracture with small sulcal traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage or contusion in the left parietal region with significant mass effect on the midline shirt.