Metallic foreign body in brain

Case contributed by Dr Elshan Abdullayev


A young man had trauma at work. After trauma immediately CT was taken.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

4cm length nail entering from right temporal bone into the brain. Note blood in subarachnoidal spaces around the foreign body. 


After Surgery

After surgery nail was removed. But intraparenchymal hematoma is located in operation lodge

Case Discussion

Different types of foreign bodies can be seen in the brain. In this case, a nail was impacted by trauma. An operation was done to take the nail from the brain. Luckily everything finished well for the patient

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Case information

rID: 61735
Published: 16th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Ganja İnternational Hospital

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