Skull fracture - linear

Case contributed by Dalia Ibrahim


Head trauma.

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male

Long linear branching (inverted y shape) left parietal fracture. It ends perpendicular on the lambdoid suture.


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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