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
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number5 PART 1
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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