Injury 2022 Jun 19;53(6):2023-2027. Epub 2022 Mar 19.
Department of General Surgical Specialities, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Level 6 East, 300 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3050, Australia; Trauma Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Level 6 East, 300 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3050, Australia; Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria, 3010, Australia; Australasian Trauma Society, PO Box 576, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 1585, Australia.
Introduction: Traumatic internal carotid artery (ICA) injuries are an uncommon complication of petrous temporal bone (PTB) fractures that can have devastating consequences of stroke, haemorrhage and death. Current guidelines suggest that all PTB fractures should be screened for blunt cerebrovascular injury, however clinical practice varies. The purpose of this study was to identify features associated with PTB fractures that increase the likelihood of ICA injury. Read More