The correlation between skull fractures and intracranial lesions due to traffic accidents


Yavuz M., Asirdizer M., Cetin G., Balci Y., Altinkok M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, vol.24, no.4, pp.339-345, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.paf.0000103011.14578.c3
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-345

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the relationship between skull fractures and intracranial lesions following head injury. For this purpose, 500 cases, which were referred to the Third Committee of Council of Forensic Medicine in Istanbul due to traffic accidents by the courts of laws between 1998 and 2000, were examined retrospectively. They were categorized in 3 groups based on findings of their cranium x-rays and brain tomographies. 1- The cases who have fractures in skull bones with brain lesions 2- The cases who have fractures in skull bones with no brain lesions 3- The cases who have brain lesions with no skull fractures. They were examined in detail according to age, sex, localization of skull fractures and brain lesions, and if surgery was applied or not.