Sickle Injury to Brain


We reported a case of a 12-year-old girl child with an uncommon intracranial metallic foreign body who was hit by her younger sister with sickle that got stuck to skull. Patient presented to us with stuck sickle in her head and was fully conscious with complaint of headache. She was very much afraid of her injury and was screaming with pain and fear. There was no neurological weakness. Computed tomography scan revealed that metallic foreign body was located adjacent to the confluence of major sinuses posteriorly on her skull. The location and position of foreign body suggested that it was of low velocity, and was hit from pointed end of sickle. It was taken out after doing craniectomy all around the sickle point and dural tear was repaired with pericranium. The postoperative course was uneventful.

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Ali, M. , Kumar, A. , Hingora, O. and Ahmad, F. (2015) Sickle Injury to Brain. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 5, 23-26. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2015.51004.

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