Radiology review

Radiology review

Nandan R. Hichkad

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CAPTION: Actual cases provide a wide spectrum of practical experience, allowing you to read and interpret images taken under emergency department conditions. Test your radiologic acumen against both routine presentations and extraordinary circumstances.

A 1-month-old infant is brought for evaluation after falling out of a sibling’s arms. The mother denies any loss of consciousness in the baby, who has been acting age-appropriately. The infant was born full term, has no health problems, and is in no obvious distress. Vital signs are normal for age and physical examination is completely normal. Radiograph of the skull is shown.

Radiology Answer

The radiograph demonstrates a fracture of the parietal bone of the skull. In this age-group, such injuries typically heal uneventfully.

Nandan R. Hichkad works in general surgery and emergency medicine in Macon, Georgia

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