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  1. Skull fracture

    A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the eight bones that form the cranial portion of the skull, usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. If the force of the impact is excessive, the bone may fracture at or near the site of the impact and cause damage to the underlying structures within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain. While an uncomplicated skull fracture can occur without associated physical or neurological damage and is in itself usually not clinically significant, a fracture in healthy bone indicates that a substantial amount of force has been applied and increases the possibility of associated injury. Any significant blow to the head results in a concussion, with or without loss of consciousness. A fracture in conjunction with an overlying laceration that tears the epidermis and the meninges, or runs through the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear structures, bringing the outside environment into contact with the cranial cavity is called a compound fracture. Compound fractures can either be clean or contaminated. There are four major types of skull fractures: linear, depressed, diastatic, and basilar. Linear fractures are the most common, and usually require no intervention for the fracture itself. Depressed fractures are usually comminuted, with broken portions of bone displaced inward—and may require surgical intervention to repair underlying tissue damage. Diastatic fractures widen the sutures of the skull and usually affect children under three. Basilar fractures are in the bones at the base of the skull.

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  1. Skull fracture

    A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the eight bones that form the cranial portion of the skull, usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. If the force of the impact is excessive, the bone may fracture at or near the site of the impact and cause damage to the underlying physical structures contained within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain, even in the absence of a fracture. While an uncomplicated skull fracture can occur without associated physical or neurological damage and is in itself usually not clinically significant, a fracture in healthy bone indicates that a substantial amount of force has been applied and increases the possibility of associated injury. Any significant blow to the head results in a concussion, with or without loss of consciousness. A fracture which occurs in conjunction with an overlying laceration which tears the epidermis and the meninges or runs through the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear structures, resulting in the outside environment being in contact with the cranial cavity is termed a compound fracture. Compound fractures may either be clean or contaminated. There are four major types of skull fractures; linear fractures which are the most common and usually require no intervention for the fracture itself, depressed fractures which are usually comminuted with broken portions of bone displaced inward may require surgical intervention if there is underlying tissue damage, diastatic fractures in which the sutures of the skull widen usually affects children under three, and basilar fractures which occur in the bones at the base of the skull.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skull fracture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of skull fracture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of skull fracture in a Sentence

  1. John Leddy:

    All of the patients in this study received a CT scan to evaluate for brain bleeding or skull fracture and may have had a neurological deficit when they came to the emergency room. While that type of injury can be classified as' mild,' it's a lot more severe than a sport-related concussion typically would be, all in all, I think it's a good study for helping to predict who is at risk for depression and PTSD after a traumatic brain injury sustained in a car accident or from an assault.

  2. Drew Hammill:

    Earlier this morning, Paul Pelosi was attacked at home by an assailant who acted with force, and threatened his life while demanding to see the Speaker, mr. Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospitalwhere he underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery.

  3. Dave Marver:

    So, we have a multi-layer design that does both of those things, reduces concussion risk and protects against skull fracture.

  4. John Leddy:

    Mild traumatic brain injury is a category of bran injury that includes concussion, with concussion being at the mildest end of that spectrum. So sports concussion, for example, would be a subset of mild traumatic brain injury, all of the patients in this study received a CT scan to evaluate for brain bleeding or skull fracture and may have had a neurological deficit when they came to the emergency room. While that type of injury can be classified as' mild,' it's a lot more severe than a sport-related concussion typically would be.

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