A mysterious temporal penetrating head wound without fracture

Short Title:
A mysterious temporal penetrating head wound without fracture
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49706.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 17, issue 3, pp 245-253.
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Abstract:
Article describes the diagnostic evaluation and medical course for a patient who sustained an accidental low-velocity penetrating head wound through the soft tissue of the temporal region. The lesion resulted in a deep intra-cerebral hemorrhage, after the initial assessment revealed no evidence of skull fracture, missile, or missile track. This is the first case in medical literature of a brain injury by an object that penetrated the calvarium at low velocity but did not produce a fracture of the skull.
Author(s):
Burke, David T.; Schneider, Jeffrey C.; Ahangar, Brian; Al-Adawi, Samir
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