Craniocervical stab injury: the importance of neurovascular and ligamentous imaging

Bhatia, Robin; Morley, Hannah; Singh, Jatinder; Offiah, Curtis; Yeh, John
January 2012
Emergency Radiology;Jan2012, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p83
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of craniocervical stab injury in a 51-year-old man. He was found in his bath tub with a knife embedded in his right basiocciput. He was treated in the lateral position due to the knife that protruded from his basiocciput and underwent plain x-ray and computed tomography (CT) angiography of the head and neck before transferring him to the operating room. It is noted that craniocervical penetrative injury needs expeditious transfer to a high-level trauma unit.


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