Complications of petrous temporal bone fracture (mnemonic)

Dr Daniel 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


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

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rID: 42035
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Listen carefully to something funny (mnemonic)

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