Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2012; 09(02): 112-116
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnt.2012.10.005
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Compound elevated skull fractures in adults: A series of five patients and review of literature

Rajeev Sharma
a  Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka, India
,
Arun Kumar
b  Junior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka, India   Email: arunkumar3002@gmail.com
,
Dhananjaya I. Bhat
c  Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka, India   Email: dibhat@rediffmail.com
,
B. Indira Devi
d  Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka, India   Email: bidevidr@gmail.com
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Publication History

07 August 2012

22 October 2012

Publication Date:
06 April 2017 (online)

Abstract

Objective

In view of rarity of elevated skull fractures, this paper was written with aim of making all neurosurgeons familiar with this rare injury, its management and prognosis.

Material and methods

We operated five patients of compound elevated skull fractures over a period of last 5 years. Mode and mechanism of injury, extent of injury, clinical presentation, course of disease and outcome with treatment were studied.

Results

Four out of these five patients improved after surgery without any complications.

Conclusion

Early recognition and appropriate management of compound elevated skull fractures gives good outcome and prevents unnecessary morbidity and mortality.