Skull fracture: break in the bone that surrounds the brain
- Linear :
Linear skull fracture is a more common brain in children than adults. This type of fracture is a simple break or fracture in the skull that is straight. Linear skull fracture can be caused by a car accident or fall.
- Basilar :
Basilar skull break to bones that make up the floor of the skull.
- Depressed :
Depressed skull fracture May occur from a forceful impact by a blunt object that causes “dents” in the skull bone. This break will often require surgery to elevate the bone.
Depressed Skull fractures can cause bruising of the tissue, called a contusion.
However, skull fractures typically accompany damage to a major blood vessel within the head that can cause a hematoma or hemorrhage , or heavy bleeding into or around the brain.