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We report a case of a 6-year-old girl who presented with an arrow lodged in the temporal lobe and carotid sinus. Her postoperative recovery was complicated by a rare penicillin-resistant clostridial meningitis. A review of the literature reveals no other cases of this nature in the pediatric population.
The impact of head injury on our trauma center is significant because of the large number of cases with their heavy utilization of trauma center resources. Head injury also exerts a major influence on the Trauma Center in a rural area since it serves as a major provider of care for the head injured over a wide geographical area. Mortality rates seen in this… (More)
The neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser has been utilized in the treatment of 42 cases during the past 2 years at two institutions. The laser was used under investigational permits from the Food and Drug Administration. It was found to be of particular value in the treatment of vascular intracranial tumors, especially meningiomas, and… (More)