Skull fracture

Alternative Names

Basilar skull fracture; Depressed skull fracture; Linear skull fracture

Definition of Skull fracture

A skull is a fracture or break in the cranial (skull) bones.


Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/14/2010

Skull of an adult
Skull fracture
Skull fracture
Infant skull fracture

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