NA02.0/S02.0 Fracture of vault of skull



Fracture of the vault of the skull is caused by a direct blow or high-velocity impact to the head, such as in a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a height. It can also be caused by a gunshot wound.


Fracture of the vault of the skull is usually diagnosed with a physical exam and imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms include concussion, subdural hematoma, and epidural hematoma.


Treatment for a skull fracture may include rest, medications for pain or swelling, and surgery to realign or repair the skull.


Most patients with fractures of the skull make a full recovery, although there can be complications such as infection or persistent neurological deficits.

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