Imaging evaluation of penetrating neck injuries

Scott Steenburg, Clint W. Sliker, Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, Eliot L. Siegel

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Abstract

Penetrating neck injuries are a significant source of morbidity and mortality. Diagnostic imaging plays an integral role in the diagnosis and management of these injuries. Although clinical management of penetrating injuries to the neck remains controversial, many institutions have shifted away from mandatory surgical exploration of most penetrating neck injuries toward use of endoscopy, various imaging modalities, and selective surgery to manage specific injuries diagnosed with these techniques. Much of this shift can be attributed to computed tomographic (CT) angiography, a fast, reliable, and noninvasive procedure that provides a global assessment of the neck, thereby reducing the frequency of nontherapeutic surgical neck explorations and limiting the need for diagnostic conventional angiography. Therefore, radiologists interpreting images from CT angiography should be prepared to provide management recommendations on the basis of the CT angiographic findings. An appreciation of the value, roles, and limitations of multidetector CT angiography and other imaging modalities can position the radiologist as a vital participant in the care of patients with penetrating trauma to the neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-886
Number of pages18
JournalRadiographics
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Neck Injuries
Angiography
Neck
Wounds and Injuries
Diagnostic Imaging
Endoscopy
Patient Care
Morbidity
Mortality
Radiologists

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Steenburg, S., Sliker, C. W., Shanmuganathan, K., & Siegel, E. L. (2010). Imaging evaluation of penetrating neck injuries. Radiographics, 30(4), 869-886. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.304105022

Imaging evaluation of penetrating neck injuries. / Steenburg, Scott; Sliker, Clint W.; Shanmuganathan, Kathirkamanathan; Siegel, Eliot L.

In: Radiographics, Vol. 30, No. 4, 07.2010, p. 869-886.

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Steenburg, S, Sliker, CW, Shanmuganathan, K & Siegel, EL 2010, 'Imaging evaluation of penetrating neck injuries', Radiographics, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 869-886. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.304105022
Steenburg, Scott ; Sliker, Clint W. ; Shanmuganathan, Kathirkamanathan ; Siegel, Eliot L. / Imaging evaluation of penetrating neck injuries. In: Radiographics. 2010 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 869-886.
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