Longitudinal temporal bone fractures
Patient suffers a fall from height, on the physical examination shows otorrhagia
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Computed tomography demonstrates a longitudinal fracture of the petrous bone, hematic abundant content is displayed in the middle ear. Small bubbles also is displayed, suggestive of intracranial pneumocephalus .
This case shows a longittudinal temporal bone fracture. It is important to remember that sometimes only small intracranial bubbles we can suggest a temporal fracture.