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Patterns of intracranial hemorrhage in petrous temporal bone fracture

Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin and Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Yusof, Rosnida Azura and Kamarudin, Norie Azilah (2012) Patterns of intracranial hemorrhage in petrous temporal bone fracture. Auris Nasus Larynx, 39 (2). pp. 151-155. ISSN 0385-8146

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OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship pattern of intracranial hemorrhage in cases of traumatic petrous temporal bone fracture. METHODS: All head injury cases admitted to the Emergency Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang, Malaysia in 2008 were assessed. Computerized tomography (CT) scan of the skull base was performed in indicated cases. Patients with a petrous temporal bone fracture were included in the study. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed. Intracranial hemorrhages incidence, management and outcome were recorded. RESULTS: From 1421 cases of head injury, 49(3.4%) patients were diagnosed to have a petrous bone fracture from the CT scan. Only 46 cases underwent MRI scan and were included in this study. Of these, 36(78.3%) cases had associated intracranial hemorrhages (p<0.01). Intracranial hemorrhage was associated with the longitudinal types of petrous fracture (p<0.05). Subdural hematoma was the most prevalent type of bleed (55.6%). There was no association between the types of intracranial bleeding (extradural, subdural, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage) and the types of petrous bone fracture (longitudinal, oblique or transverse). The mortality rate was 17.4%. The mortality cases were associated with the presence of other skull bone fractures (p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Petrous fracture is significantly associated with intracranial hemorrhage. There was no association between the types of petrous fracture and the types of intracranial hemorrhages in our material.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/3679
Uncontrolled Keywords: head injury, petrous temporal bone fracture, intracranial hemorrhage
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 12:20
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 10:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3679

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