The role of primary head CT-scans in facial fractures.

  title={The role of primary head CT-scans in facial fractures.},
  author={Aimo Moilanen},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={16 5},
  • Aimo Moilanen
  • Published 1987 in
    International journal of oral and maxillofacial…
In a retrospective study, initial CT-scans of 36 brain injury patients with facial fracture were analyzed. Fracture diagnosis before CT study was certain in 17, almost certain in 8, probable in 7 and possible in 4; and correspondingly after CT scan, certain in 32, almost certain in 4. CT study confirmed a positive working diagnosis in 17, excluded significant abnormality in 5, showed unexpected findings in 13, and failed to make any diagnosis in 1 case. By adjusting the window and level… CONTINUE READING

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