Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 6
An Iron Rod Stuck in the Right Motor Cortex
Erkin SONMEZ1, Alp Ozgun BORCEK1, Cagatay GUVEN1, Askin Esen HASTURK2
1Batman State Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Batman, Turkey
2Ankara Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3709-10.1 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. Keywords : Craniocerebral trauma, Penetrating, Foreign body
Corresponding author : Erkin Sonmez, erkinso@gmail.com