linear skull fracture

lin·e·ar skull frac·ture

a skull fracture resembling a line.
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A bilateral linear skull fracture correlates with poor outcome.
Complications of linear skull fracture in young children, AJDC 1975; 129: 197-200.
3he child suffered seizures shortly after birth; magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans revealed a linear skull fracture with subarachnoid hemorrhage.
The ultrasound exam did not pick up on a subde, nondisplaced linear skull fracture.
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.
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.
The linear skull fracture as a risk factor in patients with minor head trauma
Methods: In order to asses the predictive value of linear skull fracture in patients with minor head trauma, a retrospective studied was carried out in 294 patients assisted with this diagnosis from May 2004 to April 2004 in the Neurosurgery Department of our center.
The Study: In this review of hospital records of nearly 44,000 children seen in one of 25 emergency departments, 350 had linear skull fractures.
This study demonstrates that simple linear skull fractures with no other symptoms are generally not a serious injury.
The mechanism of production of linear skull fractures.