Foreign bodies (intracranial nails)

Case contributed by Dr David Preston


Male patient brought in by ambulance after neighbor found him on the floor of the garage. After firing one nail into his forehead and remaining conscious he fired a second. The second resulted in a loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Two nails project intracranially. 

Case Discussion

The patient survived with some minor deficits.

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Case information

rID: 23052
Published: 18th May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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