Intracranial penetration

Hossein Sanaei-Zadeh, Kamran Aghakhani and Mansour Parvaresh
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (11): 670.

A 22-year-old man presented to our accident and emergency department an hour after a motor vehicle accident. He had no history of seizures. On examination, he was alert, haemodynamically stable and his Glasgow Coma Score was 15/15. Both pupils were normal in size and reacted to light. His left eye was slightly protruded, and a rigid radio antenna about 12 cm long emerged from below the left lateral canthus (Figure 1). His visual acuity was normal, and he had no diplopia.

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  • Hossein Sanaei-Zadeh1
  • Kamran Aghakhani2
  • Mansour Parvaresh3

  • Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


  • 1. Smrkolj V, Balazic J, Princic J. Intracranial injuries by a screwdriver. Forensic Sci Int 1995; 76: 211-216.


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