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What are the symptoms of basilar skull fracture i should be looking for?

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Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
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 face; may also get blood behind the ear on the side of the fracture. Less commonly there may be leakage of spinal fluid from the nose or the ear.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for basilar skull fracture?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
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 the base of the skull. If we need more detailed images, we have fine-cut ct's of the skull performed.

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