Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2008; 05(02): 117-118
DOI: 10.1016/S0973-0508(08)80013-5
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Teeth in the brain: An unusual presentation of penetrating head injury

Deepak Kumar Singh
Vishnu Gupta
Sanjeev Chopra
Pankaj Gupta
H Bagaria

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05 April 2017 (online)


Penetrating injuries other than gunshot wounds or low-velocity wounds to the head are extremely rare. We report the case of a 19 year old male who sustained a penetrating craniocerebral trauma following a road traffic accident. Mechanism of injury seems to share characteristics of low velocity projectiles. We discuss the management of this unusual case reviewing the current literature on craniocerebral injuries caused by similar objects.