Abducent nerve palsy following transverse fracture of the middle cranial fossa.

@article{Antoniades1993AbducentNP,
  title={Abducent nerve palsy following transverse fracture of the middle cranial fossa.},
  author={Kostas Antoniades and Dimitrios Karakasis and N. Taskos},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={172-5}
}
Transverse sphenoidal fractures may be associated with a variety of skull base injuries and neural deficits. Among those nerve injuries, oculomotor palsies and particularly sixth cranial nerve palsy, are quite common. Blows on the side of the head in the squamous temporal region may run across the floor of the middle cranial fossa through the greater wing of the sphenoid in the transverse cranial axis. We report three cases of patients who had sustained craniofacial injury which included a… CONTINUE READING