A 28-year-old female asked:
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getting hit with keys to your head is it serous? i have a laceration on the right side almost by my temple & one staple put on doc didn't do ct why?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
CT scan not : Needed assuming that you had no loss of consciousness or altered mental status. The trauma appears to have been superficial and it sounds like your er doctor did the right thing.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
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