Skull Fractures Glossary

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Written by Dr. Abdul Aziz Salar, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Nov 06, 2014
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Glossary

Cortex: The outer layer of bones

Hematoma: A localized collection of blood anywhere in the body

Meninges: The coverings of the brain

Osteoporosis: A disease characterized by weakness and fragility of the bones

Multiple Myeloma: A cancer of the plasma cells of the bone marrow

Contusion - A region of injured tissue in which blood capillaries have been ruptured

Concussion - Temporary unconsciousness or confusion and other symptoms caused by a blow on the head

Raccoon eyes: Accumulation of blood around the eyelids

Craniectomy: Removal of a portion of the skull

Cranioplasty: Repair of defects in the skull

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I had head injury in April 2008 and suffered loss of memory but recovered soon. The fol symptoms still persist

a. I have lost my concentration to an extent that i have to focus my self deliberately to understand 4 lines script and to assimilate it while before the injury i used to have glimpses of any script and comprehension of it immediately

b. My retention power is almost lost i have to work so hard to memorize something

c. i have developed stiff neck forever around the neck pain feel like muscles stiffened even on right shoulders

Plz guide me if there is a solution

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