Dating skull fractures
However, skull fractures may be associated with intracranial hemorrhage, which may create an intracranial space-occupying lesion.
When evaluating the child/adolescent with a suspected acute injury, the history and physical examination determine the use of radiology.
Six-year-old Ellie Butler (pictured) suffered two previous skull fractures before she died including one dating back to when her father Ben Butler was first accused of assaulting her as a baby, the Old Bailey heard today In a 999 call to emergency services, he claimed 'my little girl has fallen down' but the prosecution say he inflicted catastrophic head injuries by throwing her against a wall or by hitting her with a heavy object.
Physical abuse of children in our society is a serious problem that has only recently been recognized by the medical community.
A subdural hemorrhage in a child should be viewed with suspicion.
Most often, the subdural hemorrhages will demonstrate varying ages.
If the force and deformation is excessive, the skull fractures at or near the site of impact.
Uncomplicated skull fractures themselves rarely produce neurologic deficit, but the associated intracranial injury may have serious neurologic sequelae.
Her mother Ms Gray is pictured right Ellie's mother also denies child cruelty but has admitted perverting the course of justice by allegedly attempting to cover up for Butler by destroying evidence and lying to police about what happened.