open skull fracture

o·pen skull frac·ture

a fracture with laceration of overlying scalp and/or mucous membrane.

open skull fracture

A fracture of the skull in which the outside environment is in contact with cranial cavity and generally accompanied by laceration of the scalp and caving of the meninges.
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Having sustained an open skull fracture to her forehead, she begins to lose consciousness and clinicians suspect she may be bleeding in her brain.
The brutal attack left him with an open skull fracture.