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Anatomy of the skull

  • John Craven
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    John Craven FRCS was formerly Consultant Surgeon at York District Hospital, York, UK. He is past chairman of the primary examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Conflicts of interest: none declared
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      Abstract

      The external bony characteristics of the skull are described in this article, with emphasis on surface anatomical features, bony landmarks and relationships to nervous and vascular structures. Common fractures are described, together with their associated complications and diagnostic features.

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      Further reading

        • Abrahams P.
        • Craven J.
        • Lumley J.
        Illustrated clinical anatomy.
        2nd Edn. CRC Press, 2011