- CT temporal bones
What type of temporal bone fracture is this?
What are complications of longitudinal temporal bone fractures?
facial paralysis (20%); conductive hearing loss; pneumocephalus; herniation of temporal lobe
On the left, there is a fracture in orientation parallell to the long axis of the temporal bone. There is malalignment of the incudomalleolar joint, and also malalignment of the incudostapedial joint.
The right side is normal.