Disease Information for Depressed skull fracture

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Sudden unconsciousness
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Potentially lethal/untreated
Lethal Potential
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Head injury
Established Disease Population
Patient/Motor vehicle accident
Patient/Multiple traumas/fractures
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Sports/athletic competition/contact event
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Skull abnormality
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Death Outcome
Depressed skull fracture
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
CLASS/Skull disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
PROCESS/Fractures (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Craniotomy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
SX/Surgical emergency
Definition

A skull fracture characterized by inward depression of a fragment or section of cranial bone, often compressing the underlying dura mater and brain. Depressed cranial fractures which feature open skin wounds that communicate with skull fragments are referred to as compound depressed skull fractures.

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