Basal Skull Fracture vs. Chest Trauma, Upper Venous Congestion
Left picture: Here, the diagnosis is a cerebral concussion combined with a basal skull fracture. Right picture: Here, the diagnosis is a compression trauma of the chest, which led to an upper venous congestion.
Both schoolchildren have bleedings in the visible parts of the eyes. Left picture: In addition to the signs of a cerebral concussion, abrasions and contusions are present on the head and on the face, as well as a hematoma of orbit and temporal subconjunctival hemorrhage. Right picture: In addition to multiple petechias of the neck and the chest (not visible in the picture), isolated bilateral subconjunctival bleedings are recognizable.