Cranial computed tomographic demonstration of intracranial penetration by an orbital foreign body

L. Dade Lunsford, Jack Woodford, Burton P. Drayer

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Abstract

A 9-year-old boy suffered intracerebral penetration by a stick driven into his right orbit. Diagnosis was obtained by cranial computed tomography (CT), and this test directed appropriate immediate surgical intervention. Combined orbital exploration and craniotomy was followed by a gratifying recovery. The importance of CT in orbital and possible intracranial trauma is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT
  • Hematoma
  • Orbital foreign body
  • Pneumocephalus

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