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what are the consequences of developing basilar skull fracture

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Basilar skull fx: Basilar skull fracture results from a blow to the back of the head. This causes a concussion, which will usually resolve completely in several weeks. ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
55 years experience Neurosurgery
Often no consequence: Most often there are no consequences. However, this can lead to leakage of spinal fluid from the nose or ear and this can create problems such as men ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
CT scan: Ct scan of the brain is the best analysis for basilar skull fracture. The bone windows supplied with the ct scan are where we find the fractures of th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Basilar skull fx: Basilar skull fracture is usually due to blunt trauma to the back of the head. It has unusual features besides from severe headache. Bruises may appea ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kashmer
19 years experience Trauma Surgery
Basilar Skull fxr: The classic signs of a basilar skull fracture include "raccoon eyes" and "battle's sign". Raccoon eyes = dark discoloration around the eyes that, wel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience Radiology
Headache and bleed: If untreated they can result in fatal hemorrhage.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Skull fracture: This usually occurs post trauma and is diagnosed by a cat scan of the head. It is not a surgical problem if the fracture is minor and there is no ove ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Many possibilities: Nonunion. Malunion. Chronic pain. Infection. Nerve & muscle damage. Abnormal gait. Inability to walk/run. Therefore, make sure you go see doc for eval ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends: There are several types of midfoot fractures. Some can not heal and may not cause many symptoms. Others may cause severe disability. If you have a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/l ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and others: A fractured femur is a very painful condition, especially when trying to bear weight on the affected side or when trying to move the leg.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Bruising: If the front of the skull isfractured there may be bruises around the eyes. If the back of the skull is fractured, there may be a bruise behind the e ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Heal on their own: Rib fractures are one of the types that we don't really do much for. They heal up on their own as the two fragments are usually very close to one anot ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Pain and swelling: Even though you have a skull fracture you will probably also have a soft tissue injury that accompanies it. The fracture is seen on xray or ct.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Almost none: About the only worries for skull fractures in children occur in the first 2-3 years of life and are at the highest risk in the first year or two after ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Trattner
32 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Pain and swelling. Not always very intense. You may require x-rays and/or MRI to diagnose.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Swelling, pain, inability to stand or walr, disfigurment of extremity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Severe pain: Severe usually sharp pain of the chest wall increasing with movements, other conditions can cause that as well, so the only way to be sure is to have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
None.: As a newborn, none of the skull bones are fused; there are membranes/cartilage that fill spaces between them. Gradually this converts to bone (ossific ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking.

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