Thursday, July 17, 2014

Skulls and Crossbones II



This patient is found down in a park and brought to the emergency department. He is complaining of headache, nausea, and vomiting. He has hearing loss so otoscopy is performed and shown above.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Skulls and Crossbones II

This is the same diagnosis as the previous case: basilar skull fracture. The images show hemotympanum, often seen in fractures of the petrous ridge of the temporal bone.

Source: UpToDate.