Transcranial arrow injury: a case report


Kurt G., BÖRCEK A. Ö. , Kardes O., Aydincak O., Ceviker N.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.13, no.3, pp.241-243, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-243

Abstract

As demonstrated in various studies, with mortality and morbidity rates reaching 90%-100%, penetrating brain injuries are among the most devastating subjects of neurosurgery. Shell and sharapnell fragments are the most common cause of this type injuries; although rarely reported in "modern times", transcranial arrow injuries may also be the cause. In this report, a 37 year-old male patient, who was shot by an "arrow" accidentally, was evaluated regarding clinical presentation, treatment and clinical progress.