Temporal bone fracture following blunt trauma caused by a flying fish

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Blunt trauma to the temporal region can cause fracture of the skull base, loss of hearing, vestibular symptoms and otorrhoea. The most common causes of blunt trauma to the ear and surrounding area are motor vehicle accidents, violent encounters, and sports-related accidents. We present an obscure case of a man who was struck in the ear by a flying fish while wading in the sea with resulting temporal bone fracture, sudden deafness, vertigo, cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea, and pneumocephalus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-961
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume112
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Temporal bone fracture following blunt trauma caused by a flying fish'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this