Problems in evaluation of penetrating foreign bodies with computed tomography scans

Report of cases

Daniel D. Lydiatt, Ronald Ray Hollins, David J. Moyer, Leon Franklin Davis

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Abstract

Computed tomography is the best radiologic modality available in the evaluation of penetrating injuries to the soft tissues. The technique is the best available when the foreign body has a density similar to the surrounding tissues. Limitations of CT scanning include difficulty in identifying small foreign bodies, objects with densities similar to surrounding structures, and detecting vascular injury. Interpretation of postoperative changes is also difficult. Two cases have been presented to illustrate the advantages, and limitations of CT scanning in penetrating soft tissue trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-968
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume45
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Foreign Bodies
Tomography
Soft Tissue Injuries
Vascular System Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Problems in evaluation of penetrating foreign bodies with computed tomography scans : Report of cases. / Lydiatt, Daniel D.; Hollins, Ronald Ray; Moyer, David J.; Davis, Leon Franklin.

In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 45, No. 11, 01.01.1987, p. 965-968.

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