Out of Curiosity: Skull Fracture, Tissue Damage and Woodward Case 
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 Out of Curiosity: Skull Fracture, Tissue Damage and Woodward Case

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        I'm curious, and this is addressed to any of you experts out there.  In
the Louis Woodward case it was claimed that the baby's was slammed on a
hard surface and this caused a skull fracture.   Yet, after a CT scan it
was found that there was no injury to the soft tissue under the scalp at
the site of the skull fracture.

        Does this make sense?  Could your skull be impacted in such a way and
then there is no soft tissue damage?

        ...Thanks for any response!

        Regards, John



Tue, 05 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Out of Curiosity: Skull Fracture, Tissue Damage and Woodward Case

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>         I'm curious, and this is addressed to any of you experts out there.  In
> the Louis Woodward case it was claimed that the baby's was slammed on a
> hard surface and this caused a skull fracture.   Yet, after a CT scan it
> was found that there was no injury to the soft tissue under the scalp at
> the site of the skull fracture.

>         Does this make sense?  Could your skull be impacted in such a way and
> then there is no soft tissue damage?

It seems unlikely, but it's possible.  I've seen skull fractures with no
superficial injury.

--
Carey Gregory



Tue, 05 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Out of Curiosity: Skull Fracture, Tissue Damage and Woodward Case

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> >         I'm curious, and this is addressed to any of you experts out there.  In
> > the Louis Woodward case it was claimed that the baby's was slammed on a
> > hard surface and this caused a skull fracture.   Yet, after a CT scan it
> > was found that there was no injury to the soft tissue under the scalp at
> > the site of the skull fracture.

> >         Does this make sense?  Could your skull be impacted in such a way and
> > then there is no soft tissue damage?

> It seems unlikely, but it's possible.  I've seen skull fractures with no
> superficial injury.

        I understand this, as this was what happened in the Woodward case.
What I'd like to know is if at the impact site it's possible for there
to be no tissue damage.   Perhaps that's the question you were
answering, I just want to be sure!

        Thanks for you response.

        ...John



Wed, 06 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Out of Curiosity: Skull Fracture, Tissue Damage and Woodward Case

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>         I understand this, as this was what happened in the Woodward case.
> What I'd like to know is if at the impact site it's possible for there
> to be no tissue damage.   Perhaps that's the question you were
> answering, I just want to be sure!

Yes, that's the question I was answering.  It's possible for there to be
no tissue damage that shows on CT scan or that is outwardly visible.  I
suppose anything hitting the head hard enough to fracture the skull must
do soft tissue damage of some degree; it just may not be detectable with
external exam or CT scan.

--
Carey Gregory



Thu, 07 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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