Transoral penetration of a half-split chopstick between the basion and the dens.

Abstract

A 6-year-old girl was admitted for transoral penetrating injury by a half-split chopstick. Subsequent CT imaging examinations showed that the chopstick had passed between the basion and the dens and reached the subarachnoid space just at the medulla oblongata. A sagittal reconstructed CT scan was useful for the evaluation of the injury. Imaging findings and their clinical relevance are discussed.

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@article{Taniura2004TransoralPO, title={Transoral penetration of a half-split chopstick between the basion and the dens.}, author={Seijiro Taniura and Kyoko Tatebayashi and Keiichi Akatsuka and Atsumi Takenobu and Hideki Kamitani and Masayuki Yokota and Takashi Watanabe}, journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology}, year={2004}, volume={25 5}, pages={871-2} }