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A 22-year-old male asked:

5year ago i get hit by rod in my back of head that time i got round little dent no pain no swelling that time,is this dent is in skull i am worried after5years now without any reason is this dent goes away with age and is this fixed now if it is skul?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
This “dent” was most likely soft tissue and not a deformity of the skull. There is motto worry about after five years.
Dr. Vasanth Stalin
General Surgery 23 years experience
What you likely had at that time might have been a Scalp hematoma (just a little blood clot). However, your body absorbs that in a very short while and you have no permanent deficits or deformities because of that. It doesn't seem like a skull fracture from your description and even in the extraordinarily unlikely event that it was, it is all well-healed by now. So, no worries!
Last updated Nov 1, 2021


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