Cranial trauma or a head injury was a term used for when a person was hit on the head violently or suffered from an injury from hitting their head.

In 2366, Beverly Crusher ruled out cranial trauma as the cause of Patahk's neural pathway degeneration due to the absence of it. (TNG: "The Enemy")

In 2369, Dr. Julian Bashir examined Chief Miles O'Brien after he had been found to be suffering from aphasia. Bashir could not find any signs of cranial trauma, which, along with a stroke, was usually a possible cause of aphasia. It was later discovered that O'Brien had contracted aphasia from an aphasia device planted on the station in 2351 by Bajorans when it was under Cardassian rule. (DS9: "Babel")

In 2371, a representation of Benjamin Sisko that Bashir encountered in his mind following a Lethean telepathic attack told a nurse to give a patient with cranial trauma inpedrezine after treatment with an osteogenic stimulator. (DS9: "Distant Voices")

In 2373, The Doctor's "daughter" Belle hit her head playing parrises squares and suffered severe cranial trauma that compromised her brain stem and motor cortex. (VOY: "Real Life")

In 2375, B'Elanna Torres suffered cranial trauma (amongst other injuries) while running holoprograms with the safety protocols turned off. (VOY: "Extreme Risk")

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