DEPRESSED SKULL FRACTURE
\dɪpɹˈɛst skˈʌl fɹˈakt͡ʃə], \dɪpɹˈɛst skˈʌl fɹˈaktʃə], \d_ɪ_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_t s_k_ˈʌ_l f_ɹ_ˈa_k_tʃ_ə]\
Definitions of DEPRESSED SKULL FRACTURE
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A skull fracture characterized by inward depression of a fragment or section of cranial bone, often compressing the underlying dura mater and brain. Depressed cranial fractures which feature open skin wounds that communicate with skull fragments are referred to as compound depressed skull fractures.
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