Fracture-a-la-signature (skull fracture)

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Fracture-a-la-signature (or signature fracture) is another term used to described a depressed skull fracture

Fracture-a-la-signature derives its name from forensic medicine because the size and shape of a depressed skull fracture may give information on the type of weapon used. It can be a sign of non-accidental injury in children although it should be noted that these fractures may be accidental. 

Article information

rID: 27883
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fracture a la signature
  • Signature fracture

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