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Skull Injuries In Children
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Skull injuries: A helmet is the best start but in extreme sports even helmets might not help due to the nature of the high impact injuries. ...Read more
Depends: A simple nondisplaced (hairline) fracture may be fully healed in a few weeks. More complex, displaced fractures take longer, and sometimes may require surgery. It's important to stay away from contact sports or activities with a high risk of falling until x-rays or ct show complete healing. ...Read more
Yes it can: Posttraumatic headaches can be either tension headaches or migraines and any injury where the skull was actually injured can cause these types of headaches. Postural changes related to aging can cause delayed start of these post-traumatic headaches as well. ...Read more
I hit my head a little hard. Should I be worried about any head skull injury or anything serious.? it's not painting much. Just a little dull pain..
Usually not: If you wear a motorcycle helmet and hit your head, the helmet is designed to protect by breaking and absorbing the force. So does the skull protect the brain. Usually not a major issue, unless the crack cuts across the middle meningeal artery, which could result in an epidural hemorrhage, or it affects the cribiform plate at top of nose, loss of smell. So, not serious, unless... ...Read more
Very tiny piece of my skull upon my left eyebrow was removed after an injury last November. How long till this space fills, I've been recovering well?
Skull defect: A small skull defect from trauma or surgery does not cause any problem. It may not EVER fill in, but it shouldn't matter! I tell my patients that a bony defect smaller than the eye is not dangerous to them. If you are bothered by it or it is cosmetically unattractive, see a neurosurgeon who can repair the defect with a type of plastic, bone material or titanium in a procedure called cranioplasty. ...Read more
For the past year, my husband has had an occasional burning sensation to the back of his neck below his skull. There's no pain/tingling or past injury?
How could these collective injuries (fractured skull, arms, pelvis etc) be assessed and treated by doctors?
ATLS: Trauma surgeons use a system for evaluating the multiply injured patient. We teach it in Advanced Trauma Life Support. We deal with the crucial areas of airway, breathing and hemorrhage control first. Then systematically examine the patient. We determine if surgery is needed and what other specialists are required. We use all sorts of neat tools to do this. ...Read more
5 yo boy w/ painful pea size lump right base of skull, s/s for two days, not red or inflamed, no injury or infection. ... Concern?
Likely lymph node: There are chains of lymph nodes along the neck including at the base of the skull. They can become enlarged with any infection on the scalp, face, or ears... Often they can persist for a while after the infection resolves. If it is still there the next time you see your pediatrician, ask him/her to take a look at it, but most likely it will resolve over the next few weeks. ...Read more
I have a hard large and painful lump on the lower left backside of my skull. I have has no head injuries what could this be?
Lump: Could be a boil or cyst. Could be a lymph node or other growth. Usually something painful should be checked to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Please help! I'm having pain that could suggest broken/cracking bones in the skull or more serious internal injuries (concussion or otherwise)?
Go to ER: You need to be looked at, my friend. Go to er immediately. ...Read more
I have swelling on one side of my posterior skull. I had a head injury many years back. I had c-t scan also. Can this swelling develop into tumor?
Myself (30) had sometime mild pain on temple, sometime pain from eye to head, sometime back of skull, what is the cause? No injury, no other symptom
I've had a head injury before on the right side of my skull, Why does my head hurt & gets numb when I don't wash my hair every 2days?
Many headache types: There are many headache types. In those individuals with previous head trauma, headaches are not uncommon. Some examples include migraines, tension headaches, muscle contraction headaches. Discuss with your primary care provider to see if he/she thinks that you need to be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more