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Friday, December 28, 2007

BASAL SKULL FRACTURE


IDENTIFYING THE SYMPTOMS OF A BASAL SKULL FRACTURE IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ( CSF) MAY LEAK FROM THE NOSE OR EAR. THE CRACK TO THE BASE OF THE SKULL MAY CAUSE A CSF LEAK. INFECTION MAY RESULT.
BE ALERT TO ANY FEVER. PATIENTS MAY ALSO COMPLAIN OF A TASTE OF SALTY/SWEET IN THE BACK OF THE THROAT.

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