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Basilar Skull and Temporal Bone Fractures

A basilar skull fracture is a fracture through the bone at the base of the brain. A temporal bone fracture is a fracture of the part of the skull that houses the middle ear, inner ear, and facial nerve.

Treatment for Basilar Skull and Temporal Bone Fractures

Treatment of a longitudinal skull fracture depends on the extent of injury and the extent of symptoms caused by the injury.  Oftentimes, observation alone is sufficient.  Other times, surgical correction is necessary.

Treatment of a transverse temporal bone fracture depends on the overall condition of the patient and the symptoms exhibited by the patient.