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Clinical Findings Suggesting a Basilar Skull Fracture

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

A basilar skull fracture may be difficult to recognize on a skull X-ray due to the complexity of bones in that region. Often the first clue to the fracture will be a clinical finding on physical examination.

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