• In most cases, a basilar fracture will heal on its own and surgery is not generally needed, expect in the event of severe brain injury. (wisegeek.com)
  • Although the skull is tough, resilient, and provides excellent protection for the brain, a severe impact or blow can result in fracture of the skull and may be accompanied by injury to the brain. (umm.edu)
  • The normal thickness of the skull is approximately 4-15 mm (depending upon the site at which it is measured), and the presence of a skull fracture is an indication that severe force has been applied to the skull. (forensicmed.co.uk)
  • Depending on the seriousness of the fractures, surgery might be needed to treat it, particularly if there is leakage of the cerebrospinal fluid. (mahoneylaw.com)
  • Skull fractures may include or exclude injury to the brain . (wisegeek.com)
  • Skull fractures are unique in that there are different kinds of this type of head injury . (wisegeek.com)
  • HEAD CONTUSION - This refers to a soft tissue injury (bruise) that does not involve the skull or brain. (health-care-information.org)
  • Children under the age of 2 years can sustain a skull fracture (from a head injury) and have little or no evidence on physical examination of the head. (health-care-information.org)
  • CT-scanning of the brain will be reserved for patients exhibiting any of the SERIOUS features of head injury, or in those with fractures demonstrated by skull x-rays. (health-care-information.org)
  • The common cause of injury is blunt force trauma where the impact energy transferred over a wide area of the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are almost exclusively observed when the carotid canal is fractured, although only a minority of carotid canal fractures result in vascular injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • 188 consecutive cases with basilar skull fractures(BSF) out of 2676 head injury patients who were treated in Chung-Ang Gil Hospital from July 1993 to June 1995, were analyzed. (koreamed.org)
  • Sometimes, signs of a brain injury do not show up until days or weeks after a skull fracture. (alberta.ca)
  • Do the symptoms and recovery times for fractures of the skull in a young person differ from those of an adult? (wisegeek.com)
  • While it is not always easy to see a skull fracture after being involved in a motor vehicle accident , there are some common symptoms. (mahoneylaw.com)
  • Colorado residents who suffer skull fractures in car accidents can undergo X-rays, CT scans or MRIs to diagnose the type and severity of the fracture. (mahoneylaw.com)
  • Doctors will generally be quick to order diagnostic tests, which will provide the most detailed views of the brain and skull. (wisegeek.com)
  • A skull fracture is usually diagnosed if the newborn show signs of swelling or bruising, or if the head seems misshapen or disfigured. (paulsonandnace.com)
  • These fractures are difficult to diagnose by ordinary X-ray examinations, routine head computed tomography(CT) and are frequently inferred by clinical signs. (koreamed.org)
  • A child abuse expert who examined the baby said the skull fractures would not have come from a fall from a kitchen counter. (wyff4.com)
  • We believe this fracture pattern, in conjunction with the magnetic resonance image findings, suggests tearing of the optic chiasm on a microscopic, if not macroscopic, scale as the cause of the complete bitemporal hemianopsia. (nih.gov)