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Atraumatic, Normocephalic
ATNC; normal external head inspection
Battles sign
bruising behind the ears, indicative of a basilar skull fracture
Cephalgia
headache
Encephalopathy
disease of the brain
Facial Angioedema
swelling of the face often secondary to an allergic reaction
Fontanel
anatomical structure of an infant's skull, the "soft spot"
Frontal
forehead and the anterior top of the skull
Meningitis
infection of the meninges, the membranes that contain the brain and spinal cord
Occipital/Occiput
the most posterior part of the skull, the back of the head
Parietal
location across the posterior top of the skull
Raccoon Eyes
bruising around the eyes, indicative of a basilar skull fracture
Sinusitis
infection of the sinuses, usually causing sinus pressure
Temporal
the sides of the head, near the temples