What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Imaging studies are not routinely performed, except for possible fractures. An imaging study may be helpful to identify the presence of a foreign body (eg, a tooth).


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