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

  title={Transoral penetration of a half-split chopstick between the basion and the dens.},
  author={S. Taniura and K. Tatebayashi and K. Akatsuka and A. Takenobu and H. Kamitani and M. Yokota and Takashi Watanabe},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={25 5},
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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