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16 Possible Causes for Fracture of the Cribriform Plate

  • Fracture of the Cribriform Plate

    […] running along with orbital roof as well. there was a large fracture involving the cribriform plate and extending into the ethmoid. the herniated brain tissue was excised[] Loss of smell o Frontal lobe tumors o Fractures of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone. o Parkinson’s disease o Aging o Use of cocaine CN III (Oculomotor), IV (Trochlear[] Patients with Le Fort III fractures may have anosmia (loss of smell) due to fracture of the cribriform plate (the horizontal plate of the ethmoid bone).[]

  • Nasal Fracture

    […] of the cribriform plate.[] Complications of Nasal Fractures Septal haematoma (incision and drainage is needed to prevent septal necrosis) Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea (due to fracture of the cribriform[] Fracture of the cribriform plate This type of injury may predispose to leakage of CSF, allowing rare but extremely serious complications such as meningitis, encephalitis,[]

  • Head Injury

    From the nose - possible fracture of cribriform plate, may originate from ear, anosmia, leak may require surgery, don't blow nose or insert nasogastric tube.[] Meningitis : following skull fracture, may occur weeks to years later. The role of prophylactic antibiotics for CSF leak are controversial.[] CSF leak (test fluid for glucose or drop on filter paper to see double halo): From the ear - possible fracture of petrous temporal bone, may involve VII/VIIIth nerves, leak[]

  • Skull Fracture

    Other areas more susceptible to fractures are the cribriform plate, the roof of orbits in the anterior cranial fossa, and the areas between the mastoid and dural sinuses in[] Linear skull fractures are breaks in the bone that transverse the full thickness of the skull from the outer to inner table.[] This area of the cranial floor is weakened further by the presence of multiple foramina as a result this section is at higher risk for basilar skull fractures to occur.[]

  • Meningitis

    The classic lesion is a fracture of the delicate cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone.[]

  • Basilar Skull Fracture

    Evidence of anterior fossa fracture: CSF rhinorrhoea: due to damage to the cribriform plate this often requires formal dural repair bilateral periorbital haematoma: bruising[] Usually (but not exclusively) the ethmoid cribriform plate is the part fractured.[] .  Most basilar skull fractures (BSF) involve petrous portion of temporal bone, external auditory canal and TM, but may occur anywhere from cribriform plate to occipital[]

  • Ethmoid Sinusitis

    When manipulating the middle turbinate, care must be taken not to fracture the cribriform plate, which is just medial to the attachment of the turbinate, because this will[]

  • Osteomyelitis of the Frontal Bone

    Extensive loss of support at the skull base over the fovea ethmoidalis and cribriform plate, in combination with a pericranial flap. 2.[] Superior orbital roof fractures, to avoid pulsatile exophthalmos and orbital deformity. 3.[]

  • Crouzon Syndrome

    The abnormal anatomy of the anterior cranial base in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis places them at greater risk for fracture of the cribriform plate and dural tears[]

  • Depressed Skull Fracture

    Contrast cisternography-CSF leak thru' ant cranial fossa fracture Fracture cribriform plate with CSF rhinorrhoea Traumatic penumocephalus The 3rd, the 4th, and the 6th nerves[] The olfactory nerve filaments are fine and delicate and can get injured in cribriform plate fractures. Anosmia may be missed in acute stages.[] The fracture may also injure the cavernous sinus, and may result in carotico-cavernous fistula.[]

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