Battle's sign

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Battle's sign

 [bat´'lz]
a discoloration behind the ear in the line of the posterior auricular artery, often associated with a basilar skull fracture.
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Battle's sign

Discolouration behind the ear in fracture of the middle part of the base of the skull. (William Henry Battle, English surgeon, 1855–1936).
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The head and neck examination revealed the presence of blood in both external auditory canals, right postauricular ecchymosis (Battle's sign), right conjunctival hemorrhage, periorbital swelling, and right facial nerve paralysis (House grade VI).