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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(3):195-197.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.3.195    Published online September 30, 2015.
Unusual Brain Computed Tomography Artifact in Cerebellum Mimicking Hemorrhage: A Case Report
Jihun Lee, Ki Seong Eom, Tae Young Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. kseom@wonkwang.ac.kr
뇌 CT에서 출혈로 오인된 소뇌의 허상: 증례보고
이지훈, 엄기성, 김태영
원광대학교 의과대학 신경외과학교실
Received: 30 March 2015   • Revised: 15 May 2015   • Accepted: 4 August 2015
Abstract
Artifacts can seriously degrade the quality of computed tomography (CT) images, sometimes to the point of making them diagnostically unusable. Here, we report an unusual CT artifact that could have resulted in the misdiagnosis of a hyperdense hemorrhagic lesion in a 55-year-old man. The author recommend that when hemorrhagic lesion in posterior fossa is suggested on CT, the physician should carefully consider all patient-related clinical data prior to considering surgical intervention or a biopsy. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help in preventing the misdiagnosis as hemorrhage of CT scan.
Key Words: Artifact; Computed tomography; Misdiagnosis; Magnetic resonance imaging
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