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My fiance has basilar skull fracture and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
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In brief: Mabye
He should get immediate attention in an er. The dr there can best judge what impact this will have on him [and your relationship].

In brief: Mabye
He should get immediate attention in an er. The dr there can best judge what impact this will have on him [and your relationship].
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Basilar skull fx
Most basilar skull fractures heal on their own without long-term adverse effects.
The most significant part of the injury is the concussion to the back of the head, which usually resolves. In some cases there may be a loss of smell and/or vertigo, which can be permanent in a few people. In severe fractures, there may be leakage of spinal fluid which would need to be surgically repaired.

In brief: Basilar skull fx
Most basilar skull fractures heal on their own without long-term adverse effects.
The most significant part of the injury is the concussion to the back of the head, which usually resolves. In some cases there may be a loss of smell and/or vertigo, which can be permanent in a few people. In severe fractures, there may be leakage of spinal fluid which would need to be surgically repaired.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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