• Diagnosis
  • CT scans of the head can confirm a diagnosis of skull fracture or brain bleeding, but even in the emergency room such things are uncommon and not minor injuries so CT of the head is usually not necessary. (wikipedia.org)
  • cranial
  • This is distinctly different from an encephalocele, which is a herniation of brain tissue and/or leptomeninges, that develops through a defect in the skull, where there is a continuity with the cranial cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • rare
  • It must be removed to be cured.Definitions: A rare, biphasic, neuroblastic, and pigmented epithelial neoplasm of craniofacial sites, usually involving the oral cavity or gums. (wikipedia.org)
  • parts
  • If there is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), light is scattered to different parts of the skull, producing patterns characteristic to hydrocephalus. (wikipedia.org)
  • brain
  • An altered level of consciousness can result from a variety of factors, including alterations in the chemical environment of the brain (e.g. exposure to poisons or intoxicants), insufficient oxygen or blood flow in the brain, and excessive pressure within the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • If there is concern about a skull fracture, focal neurological symptoms present or worsening symptoms, then CT imaging may be useful. (wikipedia.org)
  • Table
  • Table 65-1 lists the various skull base neoplasms and their imaging characteristics. (mhmedical.com)
  • side of interest closest to table and skull rotated about its long axis in the appropriate direction, to remove superimposition of other structures. (vin.com)
  • extremely
  • The small animal skull is an extremely complicated anatomical structure consisting of about 50 bones, numerous teeth and soft tissue and cartilaginous structures. (vin.com)
  • different
  • There is very great variation between species (dog and cat) and between breeds, and since the skull is roughly spherical or cylindrical there is much superimposition of different areas. (vin.com)
  • A large number of standard radiographic views are employed for imaging different areas of the skull and any deviation from the standard positioning (such as slight obliquity) poses extra problems in interpretation. (vin.com)