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February 1986

Three-dimensional Computed Tomography in Maxillofacial Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs DeMarino and Hengerer) and Radiology (Drs Steiner, Poster, and Katzberg and Messrs Wayne and Prosser), University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center, and the Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Dr Herman).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(2):146-150. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780020026007

• Roentgenographic evaluation of maxillofacial trauma is an integral component in the management of the acutely injured patient. Recent developments in computerized software permit three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) reconstructions of complex anatomic parts. Five examples of complex maxillofacial trauma were demonstrated by conventional plain films, followed by two-dimensional and three-dimensional CT. Three-dimensional CT vividly demonstrates spatial relationships not easily conceptualized by present modalities.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:146-150)