X-ray for a depressed fracture of the temporal bone

On the presented radiographs of the skull in the frontal and lateral projections, the violation of the integrity of the temporal bone with multiple fracture lines and the impression of fragments (white arrows) is determined. The X-ray picture corresponds to an impression depressed fracture of the temporal bone.

With such an injury, complete separation of bone fragments from the cranial vault is not observed, and the meninges often remain intact. The most common mechanism of injury is blunt force impact or falling onto a hard, angular surface.

First aid to the victim consists in the imposition of a sterile bandage on the head and immediate hospitalization in a trauma hospital. Fragments visible in the wound are not removed, the wound surface is not treated with antiseptics.

It should be remembered that the victim may have a "light" period with a relatively normal state of health, but at the same time of this localization of the fracture, there is a high likelihood of the formation of a subdural hematoma with the subsequent development of symptoms of compression of the head brain.

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On the presented radiographs of the skull in the frontal and lateral projections, the violation of the integrity of the temporal bone with multiple fracture lines and the impression of fragments (white arrows) is determined. The X-ray picture corresponds to an impression depressed fracture of the temporal bone.

With such an injury, complete separation of bone fragments from the cranial vault is not observed, and the meninges often remain intact. The most common mechanism of injury is blunt force impact or falling onto a hard, angular surface.

First aid to the victim consists in the imposition of a sterile bandage on the head and immediate hospitalization in a trauma hospital. Fragments visible in the wound are not removed, the wound surface is not treated with antiseptics.

It should be remembered that the victim may have a "light" period with a relatively normal state of health, but at the same time of this localization of the fracture, there is a high likelihood of the formation of a subdural hematoma with the subsequent development of symptoms of compression of the head brain.

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