X-ray of the skull for linear fracture of the frontal bone

On the presented overview X-ray of the skull in frontal projection, a linear fracture of the frontal bone with the transition to the orbit is determined (white arrow).

Linear fractures on X-ray of the skull are determined in the form of narrow strips of enlightenment, having various lengths and configurations.

Some elements of the image of the structure of the bones of the fornix (grooves of the middle meningeal artery and venous sinuses, channels of diploic veins or emissaries) on radiographs may look like cracks. However, in contrast to the image of the indicated anatomical structures of the bones of the fornix, such lesions are characterized by:

  • greater transparency, contrast of the slits with a relatively small width of their lumen;
  • the straightness of the lumen of the stripes and the angularity of the bends, the absence of smooth bends along the way (a symptom of "lightning" or zigzag);
  • sharpness, clarity of the outlines of the edges of the stripes;
  • areas of separate display of fractures of the outer and inner cortical plates of the cranial vault (a symptom of bifurcation or "rope").
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On the presented overview X-ray of the skull in frontal projection, a linear fracture of the frontal bone with the transition to the orbit is determined (white arrow).

Linear fractures on X-ray of the skull are determined in the form of narrow strips of enlightenment, having various lengths and configurations.

Some elements of the image of the structure of the bones of the fornix (grooves of the middle meningeal artery and venous sinuses, channels of diploic veins or emissaries) on radiographs may look like cracks. However, in contrast to the image of the indicated anatomical structures of the bones of the fornix, such lesions are characterized by:

  • greater transparency, contrast of the slits with a relatively small width of their lumen;
  • the straightness of the lumen of the stripes and the angularity of the bends, the absence of smooth bends along the way (a symptom of "lightning" or zigzag);
  • sharpness, clarity of the outlines of the edges of the stripes;
  • areas of separate display of fractures of the outer and inner cortical plates of the cranial vault (a symptom of bifurcation or "rope").
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