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.
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Staff and members of the public removed the barrier from the girl and she was taken to hospital for treatment for a skull fracture, laceration and haematoma.
In multivariate regression, signs of skull fracture, altered mental status, headache, and acting abnormally were significantly associated with ciTBI.
"This is a game changer," Kathleen Zellner -- an attorney for Melissa Calusinski, who is serving a 31-year prison sentence -- said of larger, more detailed X-rays that Zellner said show the toddler did not die from a skull fracture. "This is
Using multivariate regression, predictors of increased ci-TBI risk with vomiting included signs of skull fracture, altered mental status, headache, and acting abnormally (odds ratios, 80.1, 2.4, 2.3, and 1.86, respectively).
We analyzed 90 patients with depressed skull fracture managed surgically from January 2015 to December 2016.
A YOUNG man died after suffering bronchopneumonia while he was being treated in hospital for a skull fracture after he was allegedly run down by a car and attacked as he lay in the road.
Elsie Scully-Hicks died in hospital in May 2016 aged 18 months after suffering from three separate areas of subdural bleeding, retinal bleeding in both eyes, a skull fracture, and fractures to three ribs and her leg.
Dr Rose added of Elsie's skull fracture: "There must have been a cause of the fracture; skull fractures don't occur spontaneously and so the only mechanism for a skull fracture is if there was a blow to the head, either during the shaking injury which culminated in Elsie being thrown against a hard floor, or possibly her head being knocked against a wall."
Placket TP et al in a study of 631 cases of paediatric traumatic brain injury for which CT head was done observed that CT scan was normal in 63% of the cases, skull fracture (non-displaced) in 7% of the cases and 30% has an intracranial haemorrhage or displaced skull fracture.
Dubai: An 11-year-old Emirati boy, who sustained a skull fracture that resulted in bleeding between the skull and brain, survived after being admitted to Rashid Hospital.
This is caused by bleeding under the skull from a head injury or skull fracture - especially if the bone presses against the brain - or by swelling of the brain after a head injury.
"But during the course of the continuing struggle you struck the baby a glancing blow on the head which caused a skull fracture.