Longitudinal temporal bone fractures result in ossicular chain disruption and conductive deafness of greater than 30 d B that lasts longer than 6-7 weeks.Temporary deafness that resolves in less than 3 weeks is due to hemotympanum and mucosal edema in the middle ear fossa.Sometimes a slight fracture can heal itself and should merely be monitored.A natural reaction to the fracture is swelling (edema) so the medical staff should monitor that in conjunction with the bleeding in the brain, both fluids potentially squeezing the brain inside the skull.Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments.
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Skull fractures range from moderate to severe, but regardless of how minor the injury seems, immediate medical treatment is imperative.