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《CHINESE JOURNAL OF MICROSURGERY》 1999-03
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The value of CT with thin slice scan in the diagnosis of brachial plexus injury

Xu Yangbin,ZHU Jiakai,LI Zhipine,et al Department of Plastic and Microsurgery,First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences Guangzhou 510080  
Objective To investigate the value of high resolution CT (HRCT) combined with thin slice scan(2mm)in showing the rootlet of brachial plexus inside the spinal canal Method Five cases were estimated by HRCT combining with thin slice scan and 3D reconstruction after myelography Twenty six cases were scaned by conventional CT with thick slice as control groub Results Five cases by HRCT and thin slice scan all clearly show the rootlets The use of 3D reconstruction can show the spatial structure of rootlet of brachial plexus,whereas only 4 out of 26 cases by conventional CT shows blurred rootlet Conclusion HRCT combined with thin slice scan can show the rootlet inside the spinal canal This results show that HRCT with thin slice scan can be used in the accurate diagnosis of brachial plexus injury
【CateGory Index】: R651.3
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