Skull fracture: break in the bone that surrounds the brain
- 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.
- 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.
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