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Imaging of blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16787729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arterial dissection, pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula, arterial laceration and occlusion are uncommon complications of blunt trauma. Angiography has been considered the primary method of evaluation to assess for vascular injuries but, due to the low frequency of these lesions, its screening role has been challenged. Non-invasive imaging, particularly CT angiography (CTA), offers definitive advantages and has emerged as a promising diagnostic screening method. Angiography is shifting to a rather therapeutic role and the endovascular management of these lesions is briefly discussed.
Authors:
Diego B Nuñez; Turgut Berkmen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-04     Completed Date:  2007-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511, United States. dnunez@srhs.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebral Angiography*
Cerebrovascular Trauma / radiography*,  therapy
Contrast Media
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography*,  therapy
Chemical
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0/Contrast Media

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