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Mechanisms of Craniofacial Fractures

  • Nicolas Hardt
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Abstract

Longitudinal and transversal struts of the skull base form a framework of strong bone pillars similar to that existing in the face. The longitudinal strut starts at the central origin of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone and runs through the middle and posterior cranial fossa, forming the foramen magnum, and tapers into the occipital bone. The two axes of the transversal strut run anteriorly through the region of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone and posteriorly through the region of the petrous part of the temporal bone, forming ridges, which strengthen the skull base.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinic of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryLuzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland

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