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Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?

Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?

Depends: The crack itself does not mean a kid will suffer diminished performance later on. Some babies have relatively simple fractures from falls or incidental trauma & don't mess up the brain inside. Some may suffer brain injury to a minor or major degree & the potential outcome depends on the amount & location of brain injury involved. The quicker the recovery the less likely an impact on iq. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Can having a fractured skull as an infant lead to having seizures later in life?

Can having a fractured skull as an infant lead to having seizures later in life?

Possibly: This is one of those things you will never get a straight answer to, unless the trauma was severe enough to have caused brain damage. Even then, it is more likely than not that the seizures are not related to the trauma. I would consult a good epileptologist (neurologist specializing in seizures). Sometimes the seizure focus can be found and resected. ...Read more

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Why would infants under 12 months wear helmet? Don't know what it's called - this one resembles that for a fractured skull? I see it a lot nowadays.

Why would infants under 12 months wear helmet? Don't know what it's called - this one resembles that for a fractured skull? I see it a lot nowadays.

Helmets: Since the recommendation to keep babies on their back to avoid sids, babies heads have become misshapened. In order to correct the misshaped head, babies wear these corrective helmets. ...Read more

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Will a fractured skull in a baby cause brain damage later in life?

Will a fractured skull in a baby cause brain damage later in life?

Depends: How did the fracture occur? Was there a fall? If the brain sustained a significant deceleration injury there could be damage to the nerve fibers of the brain. Some areas of the skull are thin and more easily fractured so less force would be transferred to the brain. More force could cause concussion, contusion, bleeding, and yes, a permanent injury. ...Read more

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Skull fracture, could this cause you to have a brain hemorrhage?

Skull fracture, could this cause you to have a brain hemorrhage?

Skull fracture: Hemorrhage depends on the severity of the skull fracture. You can have fractures with no hemorrhage at all and then you can have severe, even life threatening hemorrhages within the brain. The bleeding is mostly related to the severity of the impact to the skull. ...Read more

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How long does a skull fracture take to heal in a baby?

8-12 weeks: Each child is different. Some kids recover fast and some take a little more time. They should do an x-ray a few days down the road to make sure she is healing properly. I'm hoping they did a cat scan when it happened to make sure she didn't have any bleeding in her brain which is somewhat common after a skull fracture.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a skull fracture/crack cause internal bleeding quickly?

Is it possible for a skull fracture/crack cause internal bleeding quickly?

Certainly: Skull fractures can cause bleeding to the point where the patient goes unconscious. ...Read more

Iq (Definition)

Intelligence quotient is score derived from standardized ...Read more