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penetrating wound
when an object breaks the skin and enters/lodges under the skin or deeper into the body as a bullet might do
cerebral hemorrhages
abnormal flow of blood in the brain or meninges
depressed skull fracture
potentially serious is actually a communinuted fracture in which one or more of the bone pieces are driven inward and press on the brain
comminuted
skull fracture when a skull is broken or splintered into more than 2 pieces
simple/closed
linear fracture is usually the least dangerous type of skull fracture
linear skull fracture
least serious type of fracture merely a crack in the bone which does not break into pieces no surgical intervention required
compound fracture
bone is broken and no external wound leads down to the fracture site or a piece of the bone extends through the skin
simple fracture
bone is broken but no eternal wound
sphenoid bone
large bone which extends through the skull but is visible from both sides as a small wedge in front of the temporal bones
temporal bones
two bones on either side of the head, extend from the occipital bone forward on the lower part of the skull and terminate near the front of the skull roughly in the region of the temples
parietal bones
two bones which join on the top of the head and extend part way down the sides forming a "roof" and walls around the brain
occipital bones
forms the lower back portion of the skull
frontal bone
located at the front of the head
subjective
one that cannot be observed or perceived by another
objective
findings actual findings that can be seen