SKULL - Fractured

As can be seen by the size of the anterior fontanelle, this is the vault of the skull of a baby, and shows bilateral fractures radiating from the central point of each parietal bone. The periosteum has been stripped back during examination of the fractures.
This child was the victim of an assault; from the distribution of the fractures, it would appear that pressure was applied equally on either side, but the exact mechanisms by which these were inflicted is not known.