Depressed skull fracture

735.1i - head trauma - skull fracture
735.2 - head trauma - skull fracture 2

A 31-year-old male presented to the ER after falling from a 3-meter wall. He fell on his face and is complaining of face pain and body aches. He isn’t sure if he lost consciousness. GCS 15/15. Not much history was taken from the patient as he was in excruciating pain. Vitals HR: 105 bpm, RR: 19 bpm, BP: 106/59, Ox. Sat: 100%, Temp: 36.9.

This case is a kind of unusual. Having this amount of depression of the skull and showing almost no neurological abnormality is not happening very frequent.

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How to read head CT by Reza Akhavan

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