Complications of petrous temporal bone fracture (mnemonic)

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

A handy mnemonic to recall the complications of transverse and longitudinal petrous temporal bone fractures is:

  • listen carefully to something funny

Mnemonic

  • listen carefully = longitudinal / conductive hearing loss
  • to something funny = transverse / sensorineural hearing loss and facial nerve injury
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Article information

rID: 42035
Section: Mnemonics
Tags: refs, cases, trauma
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Listen carefully to something funny

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