A skull fracture is a fracture or break in the cranial (skull) bones.
See also: ConcussionAlternative 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...