skull fracture

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skull frac·ture

a break of the cranium resulting from trauma.

skull fracture

A fracture of the bony skull, either:
(1) Compound skull fracture, in which there may be communication between the brain and the external environment; or
(2) Expressed skull fracture, in which parts of the of brain extrude from the fracture fragments.

skull fracture

Orthopedics A fracture of one or more cranial bones, caused by MVAs, falls, assault, sports, occupational accidents and other forms of blunt trauma Clinical Headache, bleeding from wounds and orifices, loss of consciousness, confusion, seizures, restless, drowsiness, visual defects, slurred speech, N&V, stiff neck. See Fracture.

skull fracture,

n a rupture or break in the cranial bones.
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