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Flashcards in Radiology: Head & Neck Trauma Deck (10):
1

when do you use plain x-rays for head?

facial fracture
sellar expansion

2

if you see a big bleed of haematoma, what else to look for?

look at the opposite site: coup contre-coup, possible sub-arachnoid

3

why do you get grey differentiation in a haematoma?

a rebleed, or acute on chronic

4

diffuse axonal injury is what?

sudden deceleration and injury to brain
decreased perfusion to distal parts of brain

5

older or young person more at risk for diffuse axonal injury?

older person, more room to move

6

brain is fixed at which 3 points

brainstem
corpus callosum x2

7

request what for jaw view?

OPG
orthopantomogram

8

# in mandible is risk of what being injured?

mandibular nerve in the foramen

9

in a facial trauma, what else to look for besides a mandible fracture?

orbits
sinuses

10

plain x-rays for skull for trauma?

usually not very helpful

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