Traumatic cranial neuropathy
Traumatic cranial neuropathies are often seen with fractures involving the skull base, and most frequently involve the olfactory and optic nerves at the anterior skull base or the seventh and eighth cranial nerves in the temporal bone. The olfactory, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves are damaged most frequently following blunt head trauma, with the olfactory and ocular motor nerves injured more often in severe head injury.
May. 24, 2021