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Voss considers the surgical management of basal skull fractures from a point of vantage acquired through twenty-five years' experience. His discussion is based on a study of 122 selected cases of basal skull fractures, of which seventy-seven were treated by operation and forty-five by conservative management, with a total mortality of 20.5 per cent for the 122 selected cases. General remarks on etiology and pathology are followed by statistical consideration and a detailed pathologic study of special types of basal fractures. Symptoms and signs, especially those associated with involvement of the petrous portion of the temporal bone, are correlated with the roentgenologic and operative observations. Under treatment the author discusses indications and contraindications for operation, technic and route of approach, and tabulates the types of operations performed. Case reports and consideration of individual cases give the reader a clear concept of the author's views in diagnosis and treatment. The book
Die Chirurgie der Schädelbasisfrakturen auf Grund 25jähriger Erfahrungen. JAMA. 1936;107(17):1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770430063040
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