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Traumatic intraspinal pneumocele.

Authors
  • Mangiardi, J R
  • Brisson, P
  • Weitzner, I Jr
  • Bednar, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Neurology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1987
Volume
27
Issue
6
Pages
587–588
Identifiers
PMID: 3576436
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Traumatic intraspinal pneumocele (TIP) is a radiologic finding in which air is visualized within the spinal canal on routine cervical spine x-rays following a head injury. TIP may be the initial radiologic evidence of a severe central nervous system injury. The presence of TIP will alert a physician to the severity of the head injury, as well as the need for further radiologic investigations.

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