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Computerized tomography in chronic alcoholics

Cala, L.A. and Mastaglia, F.L. (1981) Computerized tomography in chronic alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 5 (2). pp. 283-294.

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Computerized tomography (CT) has made it possible to study the gross anatomy of the brain during life without significant risks or discomfort to the subject. While its main role has been in the diagnosis of intercranial space-occupying lesions and hydrocephalus, over the past 5 yr the technique has been used increasingly in the diagnostic evaluation and study of patients with vascular, demyelinating and degenerative brain diseases and in the detection of brain damage due to exogenous agents such as alcohol. As a result, CT studies carried out in Australia, Canada, and Europe have shown a high incidence of brain atrophy in chronic alcoholics and have provided important insights into the natural history of alcohol-related brain damage

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
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