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Evidence of injury

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Lacerations and bruising confirm the occurrence of a head injury but their absence does not exclude traumatic intracranial haematomas.

Distinguish deep lacerations due to depressed fracture and scalp haematomas. Frontal laceration or bruising suggests the possibility of a hyperextension injury to the cervical spine.

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