- Linear :
Linear skull fractures are more common in children than adults. This type of skull fracture is a simple break or crack in the skull that is straight. Linear skull fractures can be caused by a car accident or fall.
- Basilar :
Basilar skull crack is a break to the bone that makes up the floor of the skull.
Skull fracture on side of head
- Depressed :
Depressed skull fracture 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.
Skull fractures typically accompany damage to a major blood vessel within the head that can cause a hematoma, hemorrhage, or heavy bleeding into or around the brain.
Surgery after a cracked skull may occur to relieve pressure on the brain, treat bacterial infection if a cut by a sharp jagged skull fragment exposes the brain,, repair, revise a shunt, elevate the bone.
According to CBS News, brain surgery is among the most expensive hospital costs in the US. A brain surgery called decompressive craniotomy is the third-highest hospital procedure in the US and on average costs $112,000. Another brain procedure is to drain clear fluid and bring down the pressure on the brain. It costs about $49,000. A third surgery to fix an inflamed bone tissue from a bacterial infection costs about $50,000, before insurance.
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