open head injury


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o·pen head in·ju·ry

a head injury in which there is a loss of continuity of scalp or mucous membranes; the term is sometimes used to indicate a communication between the exterior and the intracranial cavity.
See also: penetrating wound.

o·pen head in·ju·ry

(ō'pĕn hed in'jŭr-ē)
A head wound in which there is a loss of continuity of scalp or mucous membranes; the term is sometimes used to indicate a communication between the exterior and the intracranial cavity.
See also: penetrating wound

open head injury

A head injury in which the integrity of the cranium is breached.
See also: injury