- Linear skull fracture: a simple straight break in the skull. Common in children. Can be caused by motor vehicle accidents.
- Basilar skull fracture: fracture to the floor of the skull. Can be caused by severe head trauma.
- Depressed skull fracture: Can be caused from impact by a blunt object which caused dents in the skull bone. If fracture is between ¼- ½ inch, it may require surgery to check for damage.
- Subdural hematoma: bleeding between the brain tissue and the skull.
- Epidural hematoma: can be caused by trauma to the temporal bone.
- Intraparenchymal hemorrhage/cerebral contusion: bleeding into the brain tissue.