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Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):237-239. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_242_17.

Elevated Skull Fractures - Too Rare to Care for, Yet too Common to Ignore.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, Narayanan Medical College and Hospital, Sasaram, Bihar, India.

Abstract

Elevated skull fractures form a rare subset of compound skull fractures owing to the paucity of cases studied and reported. In this article, we present 17 cases of elevated skull fracture in a mixed population of adult and pediatric age groups which were operated over a period of 5 years (2012-2017) at our institute. We have discussed the mode of injury, clinical presentation, clinicoradiological findings, and treatment options highlighting the appropriate management strategies opted. Although elevated fractures are rare; issuing definite treatment protocol can reduce the morbidity and mortality of the patients.

KEYWORDS:

Elevated skull fracture; head injury; skull fracture

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