Tuesday, March 11, 2008

VizD Challenge Week of 3/10/08

A 32-year-old woman presents to your ED 2-days after falling off a bar stool and hitting her head on the floor. She complains of persistent headache.


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Questions:

1. What is the sign seen in the image?
2. What condition is this sign associated with?


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21 comments:

intrauma said...

Battle's sign which indicates a basilar skull fracture.

kingellakoko said...

1. Battle sign
2. Basilar skull fracture

prnpenguin said...

Battle's sign - associated with base of skull fractures.

JLAC44 said...

Battle's Sign
Intracranial hematoma/hemorrhage

Graham said...

Battle's sign; it indicates possible fracture of the posterior skull.

Helen said...

1. Battle's sign
2. Basilar skull fracture

ERnursey said...

Battle sign, Basilar skull fracture

KyleK044 said...

As a lowly EMT, it looks like Battle Signs which lead me to guess a basal skull fracture.

David said...

Battle's sign, signifying basilar skull fracture. yeehaw!

Rune said...

1. Battle´s sign
2. Skull base fracture

xcmntgeek said...

1.) Battle Sign
2.) Bleeding from a basal skull fracture

Anonymous said...

battle's sign- seen in basilar skull fractures

vorbau said...

Battle's sign - ecchymosis and/or edema behind ear, arising hours to days following blow to head. Sign of basilar skull fracture.

EE said...

She's got battle signs!

Basil skull fracture?

ArkieRN said...

Battle's sign
basilar skull fracture

Anonymous said...

battle sign
head trauma
child abuse

Vorbau said...

Battle's sign - ecchymosis forming hours to days following blow to head - sign of basilar skull fracture.

Nurse K said...

Battle's Sign---associated with skull fracture and possible brain trauma.

drsapathan said...

this is Battle's sign, also known as mastoid ecchymosis



seen in frature base of skull

drsapathan said...

thanks

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

The picture shows Battle's sign (also known as mastoid ecchymosis).
Battle's sign is associated with a basilar skull fracture.