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Comparison of Ultrasound Versus Radiography for Diagnosis of Nasal Fractures

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2008
Last updated: April 20, 2009
Last verified: April 2009
The standard imaging procedure to diagnose a nasal fracture still is radiography (lateral nasal view and occipitomental view). But technological advances in ultrasonography during the last few decades have made high-resolution ultrasound devices available to the majority of medical centers. It has been shown that the bony structures of the nose can be well examined by ultrasound in the last few years. The hypothesis: "Is ultrasound of equal diagnostic accuracy in diagnosing nasal fractures as radiography" is being tested in the investigators' study. Patients with suspected nasal fracture undergo ultrasound examination in addition to the routine x-ray imaging. After completion of treatment, the readings of both ultrasound and radiographs are compared in terms of sensitivity and specificity to diagnose nasal fractures.

Nasal Fracture

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Ultrasound Versus Radiography for Diagnosis of Nasal Fractures

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Further study details as provided by Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with suspected nasal fracture.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspected nasal fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • further fractures
  • pregnancy
  • unstable condition
  • refusal to undergo ultrasound examination
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00650650

Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, LMU München
München, Bayern, Germany, 81377
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern
  More Information

Responsible Party: Robert Gürkov, MD, Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern Identifier: NCT00650650     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NF-US-XR-05
Study First Received: March 28, 2008
Last Updated: April 20, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 22, 2017