Penetrating skull fracture by a wooden object: Management dilemmas and literature review

@inproceedings{Arifin2012PenetratingSF,
  title={Penetrating skull fracture by a wooden object: Management dilemmas and literature review},
  author={Muhammad Zafrullah Arifin and Arwinder Singh Gill and Ahmad Faried},
  booktitle={Asian journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2012}
}
Most penetrating skull injuries are caused by gun shot wounds or missiles. The compound depressed skull fracture represents an acute neurosurgical emergency. Management and diagnosis of such cases have been described, but its occurence following a fall onto a piece of wood is quite unusual. A 75-year-old female fell onto a piece of wood that penetrated her skull on the left frontal region and was treated in our department. The patient had no neurological deficits during presentation. She was… CONTINUE READING