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Head and neck

Daniel Scoffings

in Emergencies in Clinical Radiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199238439
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597611 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199238439.003.0010

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

 Head and neck

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Facial trauma 240

Orbital cellulitis and abscess 244

Deep neck space infection 246

Salivary gland infection 248

Assault, falls and road traffic collisions are the three most common causes. Alcohol is involved in up to 30% of cases.

Soft tissue swelling caused by oedema and haematoma can obscure the extent of skeletal deformity. In the acute stage, clinical diagnosis rests on detection of crepitation, abnormal facial mobility and malocclusion....

Chapter.  1771 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Radiology

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