Depressed Skull Fracture

A depressed skull fracture is a type of fracture usually resulting from blunt force trauma, such as getting struck with a hammer, rock or getting kicked in the head.  These types of fractures, which occur in 11% of severe head injuries, are comminuted fractures in which broken bones are displaced inward.  Depressed skull fractures carry a high risk of increased pressure on the brain, or a hemorrhage to the brain, crushing the delicate tissue. (from wikipedia)

Image from emedicine/ Adam Flanders, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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