Basic Imaging of Skull Base Trauma

Matthew Bobinski, Peter Y Shen, Arthur B. Dublin

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Abstract

Skull base fractures extend through the floor of the anterior, middle, or posterior cranial fossa. They are frequently associated with complex facial fractures and serious complications such as cranial nerve or vascular injury, cerebrospinal fluid leak, or meningitis. Several distinct patterns of skull base fractures have been recognized, each of them associated with different complications. Recognition of, often subtle, skull base fracture is essential to prevent or allow early treatment of these serious complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-387
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Keywords

  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • facial fracture
  • skull base
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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