オトガイ下部ガラス片異物迷入の1例 : CT値の測定について [in Japanese] A case of glass fragment foreign bodies in the submental region : Measurement of CT value [in Japanese]
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We report on a 51-year-old man with some glass fragments as foreign bodies in the submental region. Five months after injury, he complained of swelling in the mental region, accompanied by purulent discharge and fistula formation in the submental region. Radiographic examination showed part of a glass fragment in the submental region. Detection of glass by conventional radiographic techniques is challenging because glass has a low radiopaque appearance and is usually obscured by overlying bony structures in the maxillofacial region. CT examination showed multiple radiopaque images in the submental region. We measured the CT values of these foreign bodies. The CT value was useful for establishing the diagnosis of glass fragments as foreign bodies in this patient.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 52(3), 183-186, 2006-03-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons