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Skull X-ray question - can it miss a very fine linear crack of some kind?
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Skull fracture?
Fractures of the skull show up on a skull x-ray as parallel lines that don't branch or taper. Yes, a skull x-ray can miss a very fine linear fracture, but this would show up on a ct.

In brief: Skull fracture?
Fractures of the skull show up on a skull x-ray as parallel lines that don't branch or taper. Yes, a skull x-ray can miss a very fine linear fracture, but this would show up on a ct.
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