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Complications and treatment of fracture of the base of the skull

by John Munro Elder

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Published by Montreal Medical Journal Co.] in [Montreal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Skull Base, injuries

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    Statementby J.M. Elder
    ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26254861M

    Abstract. Fractures and dislocations of the cervical spine are not uncommon in multiply-injured patients. However, fractures of the occipital condyle are rare, with only 15 reported in the English Cited by: A basilar fracture occurs at the base of the skull and involves the cribriform plate and the frontal sinuses. Because of the danger of cranial nerve complications, dural tears, and meningitis, basilar fractures usually are far more serious than vault fractures.

    Definition (MSH) Fractures which extend through the base of the SKULL, usually involving the PETROUS BONE. Battle's sign (characterized by skin discoloration due to extravasation of blood into the subcutaneous tissue behind the ear and over the mastoid process), CRANIAL NEUROPATHIES, TRAUMATIC; CAROTID-CAVERNOUS SINUS FISTULA; and CEREBROSPINAL FLUID .   The incidence of skull fractures among head injured adults who present to emergency departments (ED) is unknown. The parietal bone is most frequently fractured, followed by the temporal, occipital, and frontal bones. Linear fractures are the most common, followed by depressed and basilar skull fractures.

    Basilar skull fracture – This breaks the bone at the base of the skull and requires more force to be caused than cranial vault fractures. Therefore, they are very rare. Such a fracture can result in disruption of the middle ear bones resulting in conductive deafness or leakage of CSF (brain fluid) from the ears or nose. Transsphenoidal basilar skull fractures are a particularly serious type of basilar skull fracture usually occurring in the setting of severe traumatic brain injury and with potential for serious complications including damaging the internal carotid arteries and optic nerves as well as high incidence of dural tear with CSF leak. Venous thrombosis complicates up to 31% of these fractures, as.


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Complications and treatment of fracture of the base of the skull by John Munro Elder Download PDF EPUB FB2

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Elder, J.M. (John Munro), Complications and treatment of fracture of the base of the skull. seek and treat complications; elevation of depressed skull fractures; CSF leak management; CSF leak.

risk of meningitis from direct contact of CSF to sinus, nasopharynx or middle ear; few RCTs exist; no role for prophylactic antibiotics (doesn’t reduce the risk of meningitis). Facial palsy and ossicular chain disruption associated with basilar fractures are discussed in the Clinical section.

However, notably, facial palsy that starts with a 2- to 3-day delay is secondary to neurapraxia of the VII cranial nerve and is responsive to steroids, with a good prognosis. Fractures through the skull base are often the sequelae of high-velocity impact and may be linear or comminuted, with a potentially complex imaging appearance.

Fracture patterns and associated complications depend on the location of the injury, which is often determined by the mechanism of injury and type of impact.

Surgical Therapy. The role of surgery is limited in the management of skull fractures. Infants and children with open depressed fractures require surgical intervention.

Most surgeons prefer to elevate depressed skull fractures if the depressed segment is more than 5 mm below the inner table of adjacent bone. Skull fracture refers to a fracture of one or more bones of the cranial vault or skull base.

They are categorised according to the appearance, location, degree of depression, and according to whether they are open or closed. Open fractures communicate with the skin through a wound, a sinus, the ear, or the oropharynx.

The most common skull-base complication of these fractures is mucocele and the most potentially serious complication is cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak because it involves a risk of central. Fracture complications such as excessive bleeding or soft tissue compromise, infection, neurovascular injury, presence of complex bone injury, such as crushing or splintering, and severe soft tissue trauma will clearly prolong and possibly hinder or prevent this healing process.

Early complications. Life-threatening complications. These two complications notwithstanding, the authors conclude that bioabsorbable plates are suitable for the treatment of metacarpal fractures. Another consecutive series of bioabsorbable plates compared to titanium plates for metacarpal fractures found no significant difference between groups in total active motion or grip strength [ 39 ].Cited by: Basilar fractures of the skull, also known as base of skull fractures, are a common form of skull fracture, particularly in the setting of severe traumatic head injury, and involve the base of the skull.

They may occur in isolation or often in continuity with skull vault fractures or facial fractures. Clinical presentation. Radiographic features. Fracture locations were: middle skull base (), frontal base (62), and occipital base (13). Fifty-four (28%) children had a CSF leak.

For 34 of them (63%), spontaneous resolution occurred within. Fractures of the skull base and cranial vault units are identified with the two digit code 93 respectively.

1 In coding the fractures according to their location in the level 2 system, each fractured region is identified by letters (Figs. 1 and and2), 2), which stand for the skull base (level 1 code 93): A = anterior, M = middle, P Cited by: 8.

A.J. Gardner, R. Zafonte, in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Skull fracture. Skull fracture indicates that the force of impact was substantial and that the individual is at significantly more risk of having a subarachnoid, subdural, or epidural hemorrhage.

Fractures of the base of the skull are problematic if they cause injury to nerves, arteries, or other structures. An occipital bone fracture is said to occur when the saucer-shaped bone at the base of the skull gets fractured. Surgery is recommended for the treatment of a broken occipital bone, as it is associated with an increased risk of complications.

Comminuted Fracture This refers to a complex fracture with bone splintering and tearing of the skin. Clinical signs of trauma to the middle cranial skull base include hemotympanum, otorrhea, postauricular hemorrhage (Battle sign), facial palsy, vertigo, and tinnitus.

Temporal bone fractures are classified relative to the long axis of the petrous pyramid. A base of skull fracture is a break in one or more bones of the skull floor (yes, that’s bones plural; there’s 22!).

Trauma doctors care about recognising these because they indicate significant head trauma, and potential brain injury. Such patients are often unable to give a good history, through reduced consciousness.

Basilar skull fracture is a skull fracture that involves the base of the skull. Let us go into the details of basilar skull fracture signs and also find information about its prognosis and treatment.

The brain is enclosed in a bony shell known as the skull. A skull fracture is defined as a break or discontinuity in any of the eight cranial bones. It mainly occurs due to sustained injury or blunt force trauma. The bones in the vicinity of the site of impact may also suffer a fracture if the intensity of the trauma is excessive.

Ahlgren P, Mygind T, Wilhjelm B. [An unusual fracture of the base of the skull.]. Fortschr Geb Rontgenstr Nuklearmed. Sep. Ishman SL, Friedland DR. Skull fracture refers to a fracture of one or more bones of the cranial vault or skull base.

They are categorized according to the appearance, location, degree of depression, and if they are open or closed. Open fractures communicate with the skin through a wound, a sinus, the ear, or the oropharynx. A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, also known as the skull. There are many types of skull fractures, but only one major cause: an impact or a blow to the head that’s strong.

Battle’s sign is a bruise that appears after a person breaks a bone at the base of their skull. This type of break is known as a basilar skull fracture. Basilar skull fractures can lead to. A skull fracture is a break in a skull bone, and the primary cause is trauma to the head. There are different types of fracture, but symptoms usually include a headache, bruising, and a loss of Author: Bethany Cadman.