Tomographic aspects of penetrating thoracic trauma: injuries from firearms and other weapons - de Melo ASA, Moreira LBM, Pessoa FMC, Saint-Martin N, Ancilotti Filho R, Souza AS, Marchiori E.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the various computed tomography findings in penetrating chest trauma, as well as to determine the frequency and extent of the lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the computed tomography findings from 40...
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A bystander claimed to have been shot by a police officer, and CT scans were used to match qualitative and quantitative aspects of the unremoved bullet with police issued 9 mm Luger ammunition. CT scan methodology proved a valid approach for the measuremen...
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AbstractPurposeTo investigate if bone substitutes are strictly necessary to restore the vertebral body height and improve the clinical outcome, in patients with thoracolumbar or lumbar AO type A post-traumatic vertebral fractures, managed with balloon kyphoplasty combined with posterior screw and rod system.Methods105 patients with post-traumatic thoracolumbar spine fracture were recruited. At baseline, the patients underwent a CT and an MRI of the spine. Clinical evaluation was performed, using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), at baseline, 48  h after surgery, at 3-month follow-u...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) is becoming a commonly used modality in routine forensic investigation. Mechanical injuries including lacerations, incisions, stab wounds and gunshot wounds frequently contain foreign bodies that may have significant v...
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Conclusion Surgical treatment of femoral head fractures through controlled hip dislocation is a viable option and can be considered an alternative to classical approaches.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study investigated the relation of impaired CDI with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their predictive value for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Methods This study involved 246 patients (age = 63 [10] years, 12% women) with (n = 50) and without (n = 196) PTSD, who underwent computed tomography angiography to determine coronary artery disease and CDI. Extent of coronary artery disease was defined as normal, nonobstructive (50%). Incidence of MACE, defined as myocardial infarction or cardiovascular death, was documented during a mean follow-up of 50 months. Survival regression was employed to asse...
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Conclusion CTA with MIP as non invasive technique widely replaced renal DSA in detection of posttraumatic renal pseudoaneurysm. Renal DSA is still best modality in detection of RAVF and also has the upper hand in planning of selective renal artery embolization for the management of persistent or delayed hemorrhage from renal vessels.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
"Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality" (SCIWORA) is a term that denotes objective clinical signs of posttraumatic spinal cord injury without evidence of fracture or malalignment on plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) of the spine....
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The objective of this study is to assess the outcome of children with TBI admitted in paediatric intensive care uni...
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Publication date: February 2018 Source:Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research, Volume 104, Issue 1, Supplement Author(s): C. Mazel, L. Ajavon Thoracolumbar malunion is the result of loss of correction, insufficient correction or even no correction (both in the frontal and sagittal planes) of a thoracolumbar fracture. The main causes are incorrect assessment of the fracture's complexity (burst fracture), its potential progression to kyphosis and associated disc or ligament damage. It can also be the result of a poorly conducted initial treatment. The types of malunion have changed over the years because of...
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In blunt traumatic brain injury with isolated falcotentorial subdural hematoma not amenable to neurosurgical intervention, the routinely performed, nonvalidated practice of serial head CT scans frequently necessitates increased hosp...
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