Skull fracture (linear)

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Head trauma.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Long linear branching (inverted y shape) left pareital fracture,

It ends perpendicular on the lambdoid suture.

Modality: CT

Left parietal linear branching (inverted y shape) fracture which ends perpendicular on the lambdoid  and the squamosal sutures.

No underlying intra-cerebral, epidural or subdural hemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Linear skull fracture are usually more radiolucent than calvarial sutures with straightness and lack of serration along its edges.

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Case Information

rID: 28686
Case created: 7th Apr 2014
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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