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Pediatric depressed skull fracture.

Rexroad JR - MedPix

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Affiliation: Civilian Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pediatric depressed skull fracture.

History: 2 year-old male presents to the emergency room after falling down a flight of stairs.

Findings: Depressed skull fracture (“ping-pong” fracture). Multiple contiguous axial 5.0mm noncontrast CT images of the head (brain and bone windows), show a smooth concave indentation at the left posterior parietal convexity, with preservation of bone continuity and no evidence of underlying intracranial pathology.

Ddx: Not applicable.

Exam: Palpable contour abnormality at the left posterior parietal area.

No MeSH data available.


When the skull is immature and pliable, it is possible to have a type of "elastic" fracture that is similar to a dent in a ping-pong ball.  For obvious reasons, these are called "ping-pong" fractures.  This can be considered as a special subtype of depressed skull fracture.   (different patient from CT)
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MPX1562_synpic130: When the skull is immature and pliable, it is possible to have a type of "elastic" fracture that is similar to a dent in a ping-pong ball. For obvious reasons, these are called "ping-pong" fractures. This can be considered as a special subtype of depressed skull fracture. (different patient from CT)


Pediatric depressed skull fracture.

Rexroad JR - MedPix

When the skull is immature and pliable, it is possible to have a type of "elastic" fracture that is similar to a dent in a ping-pong ball.  For obvious reasons, these are called "ping-pong" fractures.  This can be considered as a special subtype of depressed skull fracture.   (different patient from CT)
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MPX1562_synpic130: When the skull is immature and pliable, it is possible to have a type of "elastic" fracture that is similar to a dent in a ping-pong ball. For obvious reasons, these are called "ping-pong" fractures. This can be considered as a special subtype of depressed skull fracture. (different patient from CT)

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Civilian Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pediatric depressed skull fracture.

History: 2 year-old male presents to the emergency room after falling down a flight of stairs.

Findings: Depressed skull fracture (“ping-pong” fracture). Multiple contiguous axial 5.0mm noncontrast CT images of the head (brain and bone windows), show a smooth concave indentation at the left posterior parietal convexity, with preservation of bone continuity and no evidence of underlying intracranial pathology.

Ddx: Not applicable.

Exam: Palpable contour abnormality at the left posterior parietal area.

No MeSH data available.