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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1008-1275.2009.05.012
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE JOURNAL OF TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-317

Abstract

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.