Short Tilte:A mysterious temporal penetrating head wound without fracture
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 17, 3, 245-253.
Article describes the diagnostic evaluation and medical course for a patient who sustained an accidental low-velocity penetrating head wound through the soft tissue of the temporal region. The lesion resulted in a deep intra-cerebral hemorrhage, after the initial assessment revealed no evidence of skull fracture, missile, or missile track. This is the first case in medical literature of a brain injury by an object that penetrated the calvarium at low velocity but did not produce a fracture of the skull.