Problems in evaluation of penetrating foreign bodies with computed tomography scans: Report of cases

Daniel D. Lydiatt, Ronald R. Hollins, David J. Moyer, Leon F. 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 - Nov 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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