base of skull

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base of skull

(bās skŭl)
The sloping floor of the cranial cavity. It comprises both the external base of skull (external view) and the internal base of skull (internal view).
Synonym(s): basis cranii [TA] .
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Physical and radiological findings Findings n % Skull fractures Linear fractures 25 73.5 Occipital bone 7 28.0 Temporal bone 6 24.0 Frontal bone 9 36.0 Parietal bone 3 12.0 Depressed fractures 18 52.9 Frontal bone 8 44.4 Parietal bone 4 22.2 Occipital bone 6 33.3 Basis Cranii Fractures 17 50.0 Frontobasal 7 41.2 Temporobasal 6 35.3 Occipitobasal 4 23.5 Intracranial lesion Extradural hematoma 13 38.2 Subarachnoid hemorrhage 6 17.6 Subdural hematoma 4 11.8 Cerebral edema 8 23.5 Diffuse axonal injury 2 5.9 Pneumocephalus 13 38.2 Additional lesions Subgaleal hematoma 14 41.2 Unilateral/bilateral periorbital hematoma 7 20.6 Otorrhea 3 8.8 Otorrhagia 1 2.9 Rhinorrhea 1 2.9 Rhinorrhagia 4 11.8 Superficial scalp maceration 9 26.5 Figure 1.
the characteristics of short-statured children (average age 5.1) without GHD were small submaxillary, short basis cranii length, normal anterior facial height and increased lower anterior facial height.