Depressed skull fracture dating
A CT scan revealed a skull fracture and the child was transported by helicopter to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, according to the arrest affidavit.The child was treated at the children's hospital for a depressed skull fracture.Huseyin Ozevrena* and Adnan Cevizb Departments of Neurosurgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Turkey *Corresponding author: Huseyin Ozevren, Departments of Neurosurgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey Received: November 12, 2015; Accepted: February 03, 2016; Published: February 05, 2016 Background: Head injuries caused by falls from height are not uncommon in developing countries due to a lack of safety standards.Herein, a unique case of this injury a tile fragment that penetrated the Superior Sagittal Sinus (SSS) and its surgical management are described.
These injuries are the result of actions of parents or other caregivers.
Conclusion: Depressed skull fractures overlying the major venous sinuses, particularly in the midline, should always be considered a potential source of sinus injury.
Although a compound depressed fracture of the SSS was managed to remove the contaminated wound and bone fragments in spite of the risk of fatal venous hemorrhage, the unique nature of this injury warranted surgical management.
Keywords: Depressed skull fracture; Tile fragment; 3D-CT reconstruction; Superior sagittal sinus SSS: Superior Sagittal Sinus; GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 3D-CT: Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Head injuries are one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity, particularly in developing countries.
They usually manifest as skull fractures involving cranial bones.
A simple fracture is a break in the bone without damage to the skin. Avoid moving the victim (unless absolutely necessary) until medical help arrives.