Virtopsy post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrating descending tonsillar herniation: comparison to clinical studies.

Aghayev, Emin; Yen, Kathrin; Sonnenschein, Martin; Ozdoba, Christoph; Thali, Michael; Jackowski, Christian; Dirnhofer, Richard (2004). Virtopsy post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrating descending tonsillar herniation: comparison to clinical studies. Neuroradiology, 46(7), pp. 559-564. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00234-004-1212-4

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Descending cerebellar tonsillar herniation is a serious and common complication of intracranial mass lesions. We documented three cases of fatal blunt head injury using post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The results showed massive bone and soft-tissue injuries of the head and signs of high intracranial pressure with herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. The diagnosis of tonsillar herniation by post-mortem radiological examination was performed prior to autopsy. This paper describes the detailed retrospective evaluation of the position of the cerebellar tonsils in post-mortem imaging in comparison to clinical studies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Aghayev, Emin; Yen, Kathrin; Thali, Michael; Jackowski, Christian and Dirnhofer, Richard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0028-3940

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

05 Nov 2015 11:10

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 14:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00234-004-1212-4

PubMed ID:

15179532

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.72534

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72534

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