Petrous Temporal Bone

Axial bone window
Modality: CT (bone window)

- “ This is an example of a transverse petrous temporal bone fracture. Checking the ossicular chain is important because if this is missed it may have...”

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  • Longitudinal temporal bone fractures - “ Longitudinal temporal bone fractures are petrous temporal bone fractures that occur parallel to the long axis of the petrous temporal bone. Althou...”
  • Transverse temporal bone fractures - “ Transverse temporal bone fractures are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the petrous temporal bone, with the line of force running roughl...”
  • Temporal bone fracture - “ Temporal bone fracture is usually a sequela of significant blunt head injury. In addition to potentially damage to hearing and the facial nerve, a...”

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