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Context of (Ununited) Lower half of skull. Fracture of the base. Recent. The fracture is extensive, passing from the right temporal bone through the sella turcica to the left temporal. The squamous portion of the right temporal is lost and the auditory canal exposed. On the right side, the greater wing of the sphenoid is fractured near its extremity and in the orbital plate; the lesser wing is separated from the frontal and fractured through the media line. The body of the sphenoid is fractured transversely in the posterior portion of hte sella turcica; thence the fractre passes just anterior to the left auditory canal and through the squamous portion ot the upper border of the temporal bone
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