Computed cranial tomographic findings in cerebral sinovenous occlusion

F. S. Buonanno, D. M. Moody, M. R. Ball, D. W. Laster

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Abstract

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume2
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Tomography
Radioisotopes
Angiography
Lateral Sinus Thrombosis
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Meningioma
Hematoma
Veins
Thrombosis
Hemorrhage
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Brain

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Buonanno, F. S., Moody, D. M., Ball, M. R., & Laster, D. W. (1978). Computed cranial tomographic findings in cerebral sinovenous occlusion. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 2(3), 281-290.

Computed cranial tomographic findings in cerebral sinovenous occlusion. / Buonanno, F. S.; Moody, D. M.; Ball, M. R.; Laster, D. W.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1978, p. 281-290.

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Buonanno, FS, Moody, DM, Ball, MR & Laster, DW 1978, 'Computed cranial tomographic findings in cerebral sinovenous occlusion', Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 281-290.
Buonanno, F. S. ; Moody, D. M. ; Ball, M. R. ; Laster, D. W. / Computed cranial tomographic findings in cerebral sinovenous occlusion. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1978 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 281-290.
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