Arrow injury to the brain

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Injured by arrow through the forehead.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Arrow penetrates right frontal sinus and tip terminates near the left basal ganglia. Pneumocephalus and air within the ventricles. 


Arrow example. 

Case Discussion

Dramatic case of a traumatic arrow injury through the right frontal sinus and into the brain, resulting in pneumocephalus and air within the ventricles. 

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Case information

rID: 72101
Published: 8th Nov 2019
Last edited: 21st Feb 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tenwek Hospital