temporal bone fracture

temporal bone fracture

a break in the temporal bone of the skull, sometimes characterized by bleeding from the ear. Diminished hearing, facial paralysis, or infection of the tympanic cavity leading to meningitis may occur.
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The presence of CSF rhinorrhoea indicates the existence of an abnormal communication between the intracranial CSF spaces and the nasal cavity (or via the eustachian tube from a temporal bone fracture and CSF-leak).
The present paper describes a case of cochlear implantation after a bilateral temporal bone fracture causing bilateral profound hearing loss and ossification of one cochlea.
The longitudinal temporal bone fracture that extended down the length of the bony canal could be seen dearly.
3)--with a temporal bone fracture who had presented to a level I trauma center over a 1-year period.
Another common cause is temporal bone fracture, especially the longitudinal type.
We describe a case in which tension pneumocephalus was caused by the performance of continuous lumbar CSF drainage in a middle-aged man who had experienced a temporal bone fracture.
It has traditionally been said to be pathognomonic of a temporal bone fracture.
l-3) The clinical diagnosis of a temporal bone fracture is based on the presence of otorrhea, hemotympanum, and facial nerve palsy in a patient with head trauma.
Persistent conductive hearing loss develops in 15 to 20% of patients who sustain a temporal bone fracture.
When a temporal bone fracture is suspected, computed tomography is recommended.
Effect of transverse temporal bone fracture on the fluid compartment of the inner ear.
When associated with a history of trauma, hemotympanum is pathognomonic of a temporal bone fracture.

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