An Iron Rod Stuck in the Right Motor Cortex

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Sonmez E., BÖRCEK A. Ö. , Guven C., Hasturk A. E.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.22, sa.6, ss.772-774, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.3709-10.1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.772-774


Non-missile intracranial injuries caused by foreign bodies are quite uncommon in civilian practice. Nails, knives, screwdrivers and sewing needles are the most commonly reported agents. The authors report a unique case of an adult male patient who suffered a penetrating craniocerebral injury caused by a falling concrete reinforcing iron (rebar) from the fourth floor of a building under construction. The foreign body was safely removed by a right parietal craniectomy as a result of detailed radiological evaluation and preoperative planning. To the best of authors' knowledge, the successful surgical treatment of a penetrating brain injury caused by a rebar has not been reported previously.