Fractures of the Skull

Chapter 96 Fractures of the Skull

Fractures of the zygomatic arch require surgery if they interfere with mastication or compress ocular structures. The most common extracranial fracture requiring surgery is a depression fracture of the frontal sinus. Intracranial fractures that require surgery are those that depress into brain parenchyma, causing significant compromise of cerebral function. Most skull fractures are amenable to conservative management.

Weigh the complications of general anesthesia in a neurologically compromised patient against the positive effects of surgical intervention. Fine motor movement is not necessarily required of small animal pets; therefore, intracranial surgery rarely is performed.


Surgical Procedure

Aug 27, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Fractures of the Skull

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