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February 1988

The Use of Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography in the Management of a Patient With Intrasinus Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Drs Som, Sacher, and Stollman), Otolaryngology (Drs Som and Shugar), and Medicine (Dr Troy), Mount Sinai Medical School, City University of New York.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(2):200-202. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860140098031

• The judicious use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in a critically ill patient with leukemia is discussed to demonstrate how a rapid and accurate diagnosis of intrasinus hemorrhage was established, thereby avoiding an unnecessary invasive procedure in this high-risk patient. In this clinical setting, a brief T1-weighted study distinguished between blood and infection.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:200-202)