Initial Radiographic Evaluation

The cervical spine must be imaged in all patients with a significant blunt trauma mechanism, particularly if they have an altered mental status. In cases of penetrating trauma, radiographs are evaluated for fractures and retained foreign bodies. Although the path of a missile is never known with certainty, localizing a bullet may determine or suggest a transcervical trajectory. In both blunt and penetrating trauma, the soft tissues should be examined for hematomas, air-column obstruction or deviation, subcutaneous emphysema, or retropharyngeal thickening. A chest radiograph must be obtained to evaluate for the presence of a pneumothorax, hemothorax, or air in the mediastinum.

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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