open skull fracture
o·pen skull frac·ture
a fracture with laceration of overlying scalp and/or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): compound skull fracture
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open skull fractureA 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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