Unusual craniocerebral penetrating injury by a chopstick

Surg Neurol. 1985 Apr;23(4):396-8. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(85)90215-0.


The case of a 53-year-old man who attempted suicide by introducing a wooden chopstick through his nostril into his brain is reported. The importance of computed tomography is stressed in the diagnosis of intracranial wooden foreign bodies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Self Mutilation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Penetrating / diagnostic imaging