Nilüfer İlhan, Özgür İlhan, Nihan Parlakfikirer, Mesut Coşkun, Esra Ayhan Tuzcu

Department Of Ophthalmology, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay. Turkey

Keywords: basilar skull fracture, orbital fractures, abducens nerve palsy, facial paralysis peripheral, optic neuropathy traumatic


Post-traumatic skull base fractures can cause cranial nerve paralysis. Mortality and morbidity rates are high in skull base fractures. Treatment modalities should be determined by a multidisciplinary evaluation. Here a case of crushing head injury with right abducens, facial and left optic nerve palsies caused by skull base and orbital fracture is presented.