Ping pong fracture of the skull
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A depressed fracture is noted in the postreior part of the right parietal bone, with intact periosteum and dura. No obvious fractue line is noted.
The ping-pong skull fracture or a pond fracture is a depressed fracture of the infant skull caused by inner buckling of the calvarim. It is seen in newborns because of the soft and resilient nature of their bones
The fracture is called a 'ping pong fracture' because it resembles a ping pong ball that has been indented inwards by pushing in with a finger. It is also referred to as 'pond fracture'.
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