Management of COVID-19-Positive Patient with Bilateral Longitudinal Petrous Fractures: A Case ReportFunding None.
Temporal bone fractures are bilateral in 8 to 29% of cases. High index of suspicion of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is important while dealing with any patient with special concern to the surgical and traumatized patients to reach a good patient outcome especially during the pandemic of COVID-19. We describe in this report the management of COVID-19-positive patient with bilateral longitudinal petrous fractures and moderate head injury.
Keywordsbilateral longitudinal petrous fractures - management - COVID-19 - sensorineural hearing loss - cerebrospinal fluid leak
09 October 2020 (online)
© 2020. Neurotrauma Society of India. This is an open access article published by Thieme under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative-NonCommercial-License, permitting copying and reproduction so long as the original work is given appropriate credit. Contents may not be used for commercial purposes, or adapted, remixed, transformed or built upon. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
A-12, 2nd Floor, Sector 2, Noida-201301 UP, India
- 1 Brodie HA, Thompson TC. Management of complications from 820 temporal bone fractures. Am J Otol 1997; 18 (02) 188-197
- 2 Diaz RC, Cervenka B, Brodie HA. Treatment of temporal bone fractures. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2016; 77 (05) 419-429
- 3 Kowalski LP, Sanabria A, Ridge JA. et al. COVID-19 pandemic: effects and evidence-based recommendations for otolaryngology and head and neck surgery practice. Head Neck 2020; 42 (06) 1259-1267
- 4 Exadaktylos AK, Sclabas GM, Nuyens M. et al. The clinical correlation of temporal bone fractures and spiral computed tomographic scan: a prospective and consecutive study at a level I trauma center. J Trauma 2003; 55 (04) 704-706
- 5 Griffin JE, Altenau MM, Schaefer SD. Bilateral longitudinal temporal bone fractures: a retrospective review of seventeen cases. Laryngoscope 1979; 89 (9 Pt 1) 1432-1435
- 6 Natarajan K, Madhav K, Saraswathi AV, Kameswaran M. Bilateral temporal bone fractures: a case report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018; 4 (01) 271-275
- 7 Eichberg DG, Shah AH, Luther EM. et al. Letter: academic neurosurgery department response to COVID-19 pandemic: the university of Miami/Jackson memorial hospital model. Neurosurgery 2020; 87 (01) E63-E65
- 8 Al-Jabir A, Kerwan A, Nicola M. et al. Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on surgical practice - Part 1. Int J Surg 2020; 79: 168-179
- 9 Rubiano AM, Carney N, Chesnut R, Puyana JC. Global neurotrauma research challenges and opportunities. Nature 2015; 527 (7578) S193-S197
- 10 Samuels JM, Moore EE, Silliman CC. et al. Severe traumatic brain injury is associated with a unique coagulopathy phenotype. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019; 86 (04) 686-693
- 11 Kumar RG, Kesinger MR, Juengst SB. et al. Effects of hospital-acquired pneumonia on long-term recovery and hospital resource utilization following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2020; 88 (04) 491-500
- 12 Patel ZM. Reflections and new developments within the COVID-19 pandemic. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2020; 10 (05) 587-588
- 13 Ai T, Yang Z, Hou H. et al. Correlation of chest CT and RT-PCR testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China: a report of 1014 cases. Radiology 2020; 296 (02) E32-E40
- 14 Brodie HA. Prophylactic antibiotics for posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistulae. A meta-analysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997; 123 (07) 749-752
- 15 Rizvi SS, Gibbin KP. Effect of transverse temporal bone fracture on the fluid compartment of the inner ear. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1979; 88 (Pt 1) :741-748