NA02/S02 Fracture of skull or facial bones



Fracture of skull or facial bones is usually caused by direct trauma to the face or head, such as a fall, a motor vehicle accident, a sports injury or a physical assault.


The diagnosis of a skull or facial bone fracture is typically made by physical examination, imaging studies such as a CT scan or X-ray, and possibly laboratory tests.

Differential diagnosis

Other potential causes for facial or skull fractures include cancer and diseases of the bones, such as osteomyelitis.


Treatment for a skull or facial fracture typically involves immobilizing the fracture site with a splint, cast or surgical procedure, depending on the severity of the fracture.


The prognosis of a skull or facial fracture depends on the type and severity of the injury. In most cases, the fracture should heal in a few weeks. However, in some cases, it can take months or even years before full recovery is achieved.

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