Penetrating cranioencephalic trauma to cow's horn: An unusual intracranial foreign body

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Sánchez J. 1, Ruiz C. 1, Valera R. 2

 

ABSTRACT:

            We present an unusual case of a 31-year-old male who, after colliding his car with a cow herd, presented multiple trauma associated with loss of consciousness, 3 cm left parietal wound, without neurological targeting and pupillary changes, Glasgow 8 pts. CT scan showed left parietal fracture and underlying corticosubcortical frontoparietal hyperdensity. Craniectomy and exceresis of conical foreign body (horn point of 4x3x1 cm) with satisfactory evolution. Cranioencephalic trauma by cow horn is extremely rare, early surgical treatment and prevention of complications are the cornerstone in the management of this pathology.

Key Words:Penetrating cranial trauma, intracranial foreign body, cow's horn.

 

  1. Residentes del servicio de Neurocirugía Dr. Gerardo Caycedo, Hospital Central Universitario Antonio María Pineda, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  2. Neurocirujano, jefe del servicio de Neurocirugía Dr. Gerardo Caycedo, Hospital Central Universitario Antonio María Pineda, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

 

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