CT in penetrating craniocervical injury by wooden foreign bodies: Reminder of a pitfall

L. E. Ginsberg, D. W. Williams, V. P. Mathews

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The authors report three cases of penetrating craniocervical injury by wooden foreign bodies, which were initially hypodense on CT and thought to be air. When these structures were scrutinized with higher window settings, they had a higher attenuation and a unique striated internal architecture which the authors propose may be specific to wood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-895
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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