Penetrating brain injury may occur as a result of the bullets shrapnel parts of gunshot wounds, wood, knife, and glass. Thick and hard structure of the skull protects the brain from external forces. However, relatively thin structures roof of orbital cavity, temporal bone, and cribriform plate make the brain susceptible to penetrating injury. These injuries mostly occur in maxillofacial region.
Concealed Penetrating Parietal Lobe Injury Due to Stab Wound: Case Report
A soft, transparent, freely accessible cranial window for chronic imaging and electrophysiology
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Retained glass fragments in body tissues. A year-old man presented with a fragment of glass protruding from his scalp after having been struck with a beer bottle that had broken on impact. The glass was visible on plain film radiographs, but its degree of penetration could not be determined. A computed tomography CT scan showed a fragment of glass penetrating the calvarium, glass shards in the scalp and intracranially, and tiny intracranial bone fragments and small air loculations Fig. A flap containing the embedded glass fragment was removed and the wound debrided.