Battle sign


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Bat·tle sign

(bat'ĕl),
postauricular ecchymosis in cases of fracture of the base of the skull.
Postauricular ecchymoses of the head & neck, especially over the mastoid bone, a finding typical of basilar fracture of the skull
The name does not refer to the synonym for ‘conflict’, but rather to English surgeon and lecturer William Henry Battle (1855–1936)

Battle sign

Physical exam Postauricular ecchymoses of the head & neck, especially over the mastoid bone, a finding typical of basilar fracture of the skull

Bat·tle sign

(bat'ĕl sīn)
Postauricular ecchymosis in cases of fracture of the base of the skull.

Battle,

William H., English surgeon, 1855-1936.
Battle incision
Battle operation
Battle sign - postauricular ecchymosis in cases of fracture of the base of the skull.

Bat·tle sign

(bat'ĕl sīn)
Postauricular ecchymosis in cases of fracture of cranial base.