• 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.
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