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Skull X-Ray

Alternate Names : Skull Radiograph, X-Ray of the Head, X-Ray of the Skull

Skull X-Ray | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normal findings are a normal skull and surrounding structures. Abnormal findings may be due to many problems, including:

  • a sinus infection
  • a skull fracture, or a break in one or more skull bones
  • a collection of blood or other fluid inside the skull, such as an intracerebral hemorrhage or hydrocephalus
  • a brain tumoror cancer which may have started in the skull or brain or spread to these areas
  • abnormal calcium deposits in the brain, which may be a sign of an infection, tumor, or other problem
  • a physical deformity of the skull in a baby, which may be present at birth or acquired when a newborn passes through the birth canal

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    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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