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What are the consequences of developing basilar skull fracture

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
56 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Chock
22 years experience Trauma Surgery
6-8 weeks: The skull fracture itself will heal just like any other bone in the body and usually take 6-8 weeks. The actual symptoms however, may persist dependi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Basilar skull fractu: There is generally no specific treatment for basilar skull fracture unless the injury has led to a leaking of spinal fluid; then the leak would be rep ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
40 years experience Neurosurgery
Fractured skull: A basilar skull fracture is a fracture or break in the bone at the bottom of the skull under the brain. It can be at the front of the head and involv ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
56 years experience Neurosurgery
Skull fracture: The most common symptoms of basilar skull fracture are bruising around one or both eyes (a black eye) without known injury or blow to this area of the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Wacker
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Skull base fracture: A basilar skull fracture is a fracture at the base of the skull. It can be associated with "raccoon eyes, " blood behind the ear drum or behind the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Raccoons sign: Black eyes or "raccoons sign". Also can have spinal fluid leaking out if ears and nose.

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