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Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 210, Issue 2, pp 252–253 | Cite as

Die Bedeutung der operativen Revision der Rhinobasis für die Diagnose der Duraverletzung bei frischen Traumen

  • R. Langnickel
II. Teil: Sitzungsbericht Freie Vorträge

The operative findings in anterior cranial fractures in relation to laceration of the dura mater

Summary

During the period 1970–1974, 31 cases were diagnosed at operation to have a laceration of the dura mater of the anterior cranial fossa. In only 7 of these was there a diagnosis of laceration made preoperatively—4 cases had cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea and 3 had a pneumatocele demonstrated radiologically. All 31 patients sustained injuries of recent origin and were operated on within 7 days.

The difficulty in diagnosis of recent dural lacerations is discussed. The importance of operating on cases demonstrating the suspicion of a fracture of the anterior cranial fossa or those demonstrating a simple fracture of the sinus is mentioned.

The discrepancy between the preoperative and the operative findings of a durai laceration of the anterior cranial fossa is discussed.

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© Springer-Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Langnickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Tübingen

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