Soft tissue swelling and acute skull fractures

Paul K. Kleinman, Melissa R Spevak

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To determine whether soft tissue swelling, as identified by computed tomography, invariably accompanies acute calvarial fracture, the computed tomography scans of 35 children aged 3 months to 8 years with acute skull fractures were evaluated. Bone window settings revealed at least 4 mm of soft tissue swelling in all instances. We conclude that a skull fracture without overlying soft tissue swelling demonstrable by computed tomography is probably inconsistent with an acute injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume121
Issue number5 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Skull Fractures
Tomography
Bone and Bones
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Soft tissue swelling and acute skull fractures. / Kleinman, Paul K.; Spevak, Melissa R.

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Kleinman, Paul K. ; Spevak, Melissa R. / Soft tissue swelling and acute skull fractures. In: Journal of Pediatrics. 1992 ; Vol. 121, No. 5 PART 1. pp. 737-739.
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