Penetrating intracranial foreign bodies in children

J Trauma. 1975 Nov;15(11):981-6. doi: 10.1097/00005373-197511000-00007.


Four cases illustrating low-velocity penetrating injuries from foreign bodies are presented. The importance of formal intracranial exposure is emphasized. When used in these four cases, all patients had good recoveries. In children, penetration of the brain is likely because of the fragility of the orbital roof. The English-language literature on penetrating intracranial foreign bodies is also reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Foreign Bodies* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skull / injuries*
  • Skull / surgery
  • Wounds, Penetrating* / surgery