Distension technique to improve computed tomographic evaluation of oral cavity lesions.

@article{Fatterpekar2003DistensionTT,
  title={Distension technique to improve computed tomographic evaluation of oral cavity lesions.},
  author={G M Fatterpekar and Bradley N Delman and Manu M Shroff and Thomas P. Naidich and Michael Sacher and Peter M. Som},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={229-32}
}
BACKGROUND The apposing mucosa of the oral cavity makes the computed tomographic identification of a clinically obvious mass difficult. Contrast distension techniques have been used in radiology to evaluate for presence of a "hidden" mass. OBJECTIVE To illustrate the utility of distending the oral cavity with air, water, or contrast to display otherwise obscure oral cavity lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 3 normal subjects and 5 patients with biopsy-proved oral cavity lesions, serial… CONTINUE READING

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