A case of multipl cranial nerve involvement caused by skull base and orbital wall fractures
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.