Radiological Case: Traumatic Cribriform Plate Defect Following Self-administered COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test

Clayton F Douglas, MD; Benjamin D White, MD

Disclosures

Appl Radiol. 2021;50(4):44-46. 

In This Article

Imaging Findings

A CT scan of the head showed pneumocephalus exclusively on the right side (Figure 1). A sagittal image revealed a defect in the cribriform plate (Figure 2). A cephalocele was seen herniating through the defect (Figure 3).

Figure 1.

CT scan of the head shows pneumocephalus exclusively on the right side of the head.

Figure 2.

Sagittal image reveals a defect in the cribriform plate

Figure 3.

A cephalocele is seen herniating through the defect in the cribiform plate.

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