skull fracture

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History: male with head trauma This is the best example of post-traumatic pneumocephalus I have seen personally outside of the literature. Pneumocephalus literally just means airhead, and is caused most often by trauma (in as many as 75% of cases). The second most common cause of pneumocephalus is iatrogenic from either ventricular shunt placement or … Continue reading

Depressed Skull Fracture in an Infant – Non-accidental Trauma versus Accidental Trauma

History: Infant status post fall from 4 feet. This is the appearance of a depressed skull fracture in an infant. In the setting of skull fractures in an infant, one always has to rule out the presence of non-accidental trauma (NAT), which is medical-speak for child abuse. There are multiple characteristics of skull fractures which … Continue reading