Penetrating head injury
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Comminuted and depressed right skull fracture with associated thin acute subdural hematoma and small parenchymal hematoma. Few locules of intracranial gas.
Penetrating head injuries have a worse injury than closed head injuries, with non-missile (i.e. stabbing using various instruments) being less common than missile (i.e. gunshot) penetrating head injuries. The squamous temporal bone, orbit, and anterior cranial fossa floor are relatively weaker areas of the skull and intracranial stabbing injuries are common at these locations.
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- Sweeney JM, Lebovitz JJ, Eller JL et-al. Management of nonmissile penetrating brain injuries: a description of three cases and review of the literature. Skull Base Rep. 2011;1 (01): 39-46. doi:10.1055/s-0031-1275257 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation