During the past ten years I have examined 176 patients who had undergone cranial trauma who presented signs or symptoms related to the ear. Practically all the patients have been under observation and have been reexamined from time to time for at least three years, and some are still under observation after the ten year period. Some of the observations have been previously reported in smaller groups as special studies.1 It is my purpose to report my findings in this group of cases and to emphasize wherein my findings differ from the commonly accepted theories on this subject.
The old classification of fractures into longitudinal and horizontal fractures of the temporal bone has proved of very little help in a clinical study. Therefore, I am offering a substitute classification that seems to include all the types that I have seen. I have divided the cases of cranial trauma
MURPHY AB. THE EAR AND CRANIAL TRAUMA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(6):686–693. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020701006
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