Title

Unique Presentation and Novel Surgical Approach to a Transcribriform Penetrating Head Injury Caused by a Nail Gun

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A penetrating head injury caused by a nail gun is an infrequent clinically diverse condition that varies in severity by the neurovascular structures involved. The authors present the case of a patient whose frontal lobe was pierced by a nail that entered via a transnasal transcribriform trajectory without causing vascular injury or intracranial hemorrhage; the man was unaware of the nail's presence and presented with headache five days after the incident. The nail was extracted using a bifrontal craniotomy for direct visualization and for defect repair of the skull base combined with endoscopic endonasal extraction of the nail.

Publication Date

6-1-2022

Publication Title

Cureus

ISSN

2168-8184

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

e25581

PubMed ID

35784965

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.7759/cureus.25581

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