However, the young Frenchman died from a basilar skull fracture
, caused by the hyperextension of the head and neck relative to the body.
Horner's syndrome secondary to a basilar skull fracture
after maxillofacial trauma.
Basilar skull fracture
: outcome of acute care without antibiotic prophylaxis in a Nigerian neurosurgical unit.
Complication from a nasopharyngeal airway in a patient with a basilar skull fracture
. J Am Soc Anesthesiol [Internet].
The cause of death was a basilar skull fracture
and severe abdominal laceration, according to doctors.
The Denver screening criteria for BCI Signs and symptoms * Arterial haemorrhage * Cervical bruit in patient <50 years of age * Expanding cervical haematoma * Focal neurological deficit * Neurological examination incongruous with head CT scan findings * Stroke on secondary CT scan Risk factors for BCI High-energy transfer mechanism with: * LeForte II or III fracture * Cervical spine fracture * Basilar skull fracture
with carotid canal involvement * Diffuse axonal injury with GCS < 6 * Near-hanging with anoxic brain injury CT = computed tomography; BCI = blunt carotid injury; GCS = Glasgow Coma Score.
Recurrent bacterial meningitis caused by an occult basilar skull fracture
. World J Pediatr 2011; 7: 179-81.
Risk factors for bilateral carotid artery dissections in blunt injury include high energy transfer mechanism, basilar skull fracture
, diffuse axonal injury with a GCS of six or lower, and cervical spine fracture or near hanging.
While it, too, includes altered mental status and severe injury mechanism, it also includes clinical signs of basilar skull fracture
, any LOC, a history of vomiting, and severe headache.
Other signs of a basilar skull fracture
include bruising behind the ears or blood visible behind the eardrum.
BASILAR SKULL FRACTURE
: Basilar skull fracture
may present as raccoon eyes (anterior fracture) or battle sign (Petechial hemorrhage over mastoid) in middle cranial fossa fracture).