Unusual orbitocranial penetrating injury by a grinding wheel: case report

VURAL M., KARABAĞLI Y., Basmak H., Adapinar B., DURMAZ R., Atasoy M. A.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.12, no.5, pp.315-317, 2009 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Orbitocranial penetrating injuries are uncommon and usually life threatening, which constitute about 0.4% of all head injuries, 24% of penetrating head trauma in adults, and 45% in children. (1,2,3) They may occur accidentally or due to an assault and may have serious consequences and can be potentially fatal. 4,5 Immediate plastic and reconstructive surgery, ophthalmology and radiology consultations are essential for the proper diagnosis and treatment. We reported an adult patient with a transorbital cerebral injury by an unusual material-grinding wheel. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of transorbital penetrating injury by a grinding wheel in the literature.