Computed tomography of posterior fossa trauma.

  title={Computed tomography of posterior fossa trauma.},
  author={Fong Y. Tsai and James S. Teal and Hideo H. Itabashi and J. E. Huprich and Grant B. Hieshima and Hervey D. Segall},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={4 3},
A group of 1,700 cases of head trauma were reviewed to determine the incidence of posterior fossa injuries and to assess the value of computed tomography (CT) in their diagnosis and management. In 57 cases (3.3%), the most significant and primary injuries were within the posterior fossa. These included epidural hematoma (EDH), acute and chronic subdural hematoma (SDH), and parenchymal hemorrhage and contusion of the cerebellum and brainstem. The prognosis varies with the location and severity… CONTINUE READING
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