Fracture of skull base with delayed multiple cranial nerve palsies

Yidirim A., Gurelik M., Gumus C., Kunt T.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, cilt.21, sa.7, ss.440-442, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


This report describes a pediatric case of delayed glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve, and facial nerve palsies after a head injury. Computed tomography scan of the skull base revealed the fracture of the petrous part of the temporal bone, and the fracture involved the tip of petrous pyramid, in front of the jugular foramen. The anatomical features, mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.