Infection: Trauma

  • D. Sutton


Bacterial Infections. Acute and subacute osteomyelitis involving the skull is now seen mainly as a result of compound fracture or other severe injury or in spread from an infected frontal sinus. The major manifestations with gross bone destruction and sequestrations are now rare but subacute infection with patchy sclerosis and some bone destruction are not uncommon. Post-operative infection of bone flaps may also occur and is characterized by erosion of the bone margin and scattered lytic areas within the flap. It should be remembered that a similar appearance may result from bone necrosis due to radiotherapy.


Brain Damage Skull Fracture Tuberculous Meningitis Basal Cistern Subdural Empyema 
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