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Temporal bone fracture following head massage after haircut: a case report

Harish ChanderGoel and Swayamsidha H. Andhale

Blunt trauma to the temporal region can cause fracture of the skull base, loss of hearing, vestibular symptoms and otorrhoea. The most common cause of blunt trauma to the ear and surrounding area are motor vehicle accidents, violent encounters and sports related accidents. We present an obscure case of a man who was given a vigorous head massage after haircut resulting in temporal bone fracture, conductive deafness and pneumocephalus.

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