Arthritis Skull

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Definition

A skull fracture is a fracture or break in the cranial (skull) bones.

See also: Concussion


Alternative Names

Basilar skull fracture; Depressed skull fracture; Linear skull fracture


Considerations

Skull fractures may occur with head injuries. Although the skull is tough, resilient, and provides excellent protection for the brain, a severe impact or blow can result in fracture of the skull. It may be accompanied by injury to the brain.

The brain can be affected directly by damage to the...

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