The cause of death was a basilar skull fracture
and severe abdominal laceration, according to doctors.
He was transferred to our facility for a CT scan to exclude basilar skull fracture
Passenger Yoshimichi Inada, senior managing director at Pioneer Electronics, remained hospitalized with a basilar skull fracture
Tympanic membrane rupture is not common after electrical injuries; when it does occur, it may be caused by a shock wave's direct burn or by a basilar skull fracture
The otoscopic view is that of a left ear, demonstrating evidence of a basilar skull fracture
and two fractures of the temporal bone visible through the external auditory canal.
The accompanying photograph shows the right ear of a patient who sustained a basilar skull fracture
and fracture of the temporal bone many years before.
Basilar skull fractures often cause mucosal injuries similar to those encountered in our study, and patients are exposed to similar microbial flora.
Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing meningitis in patients with basilar skull fractures.
Autopsy revealed basilar skull fractures
which could have been potential portals of entry of the infection which led to the patient's presentation of meningitis.
Continuous lumbar CSF drainage is commonly performed in patients with temporal bone or basilar skull fractures to treat concomitant post-traumatic CSF rhinorrhea, CSF otorrhea, and/or hydrocephalus.
Basilar skull fractures, in particular, may be complicated by pneumocephalus.