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Fractures of the skull is the most common injuries in Road traffic accidents, and forensic examination was conducted to determine the cause of death and mechanism of the injuries. The study was performed at the Department of Histo-Pathology and Forensic Medicine of Viet-Duc hospitals during the period from 01.01.2013 to 30.08.2015 in 100 victims, all they have fractured skull injury. The youngest victim was 8 years old and the oldest was 78 years old. The average age is 28.5 years old, most of vitims was 22 years. Most of victims were men (74%), Women accounted for 26%. fractured into pieces proportion of 14.51%, simple linear fractures was 36.29% and contre - coup fractures was 13.71%. temporal bone lesions proportion 32.65%, Basilar skull fractures was 30.61%.
Road trafic accident, head injurie, skull fracture, contre - coup fractures, forensic exam
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