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CT pitfalls in emergency radiology: a chronically ruptured intra-cranial dermoid tumor mimicking pneumocephalus in an acute multi-trauma evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17450388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic rupture of an intracranial dermoid tumor is an unusual event. In this case, however, a ruptured intracranial dermoid is noted, but in the absence of clinical signs and symptoms. The lack of symptoms coupled with an abnormal cerebral computed tomography (CT) initially created confusion among clinicians until a more detailed history and more careful analysis of the head CT revealed the plausible answer.
Thomas Ptak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-09     Completed Date:  2008-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Division of Emergency Radiology and NeuroRadiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, FND-210, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Brain Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography*
Contrast Media
Dermoid Cyst / pathology,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Multiple Trauma
Pneumocephalus / radiography
Rupture, Spontaneous
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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