Neuroradiological diagnosis of craniocerebral and spinal trauma: Current concepts

PM Parizel, CD Phillips

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Abstract

Traditionally, X-ray films of the skull have been used to detect skull fractures, intracranial mass effect (“pineal shift”), air-fluid levels and foreign objects (e.g. metal, glass, projectile fragments). However, the diagnostic yield of plain X-ray films is low because there is poor correlation between skull fractures and intracranial injury. When computed tomography is available, plain skull films contribute little or no additional information in the clinical management of the acute trauma patient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDISEASES OF THE BRAIN, HEAD AND NECK, SPINE
EditorsGKV Schulthess, CL Zollikofere
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages60-72
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)88-470-0251-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event36th International Diagnostic Meeting - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Mar 20042 Apr 2004

Conference

Conference36th International Diagnostic Meeting
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period27/03/042/04/04

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