The term Battle's Sign indicates the condition of fracture at the base of the posterior portion of the skull. The sign, which takes its name after William Henry Battle is suggestive of brain trauma. The sign indicates bruising immediately behind the person's ears. A bloody drainage occurs from the ear immediately after the fracture has occurred.
In case of brain fracture or bruises, along with bleeding in the ear, other complications, such as bleeding from nose and eyes, facial swelling, bleeding or bruising, unconsciousness, convulsions, multiple injuries and distress may occur. Battle's sign is indicative external sign of a trauma or fracture of the skull inside. Such skull fractures are common in children. They occur due to the following causes:
Enter your health or medical queries in our Artificial Intelligence powered Application here. Our Natural Language Navigational engine knows that words form only the outer superficial layer. The real meaning of the words are deduced from the collection of words, their proximity to each other and the context.
Diseases, Symptoms, Tests and Treatment arranged in alphabetical order:
Bibliography / Reference
Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: November 17, 2019