Transorbital Penetrating Intracranial Injury by a Chopstick

Title
Transorbital Penetrating Intracranial Injury by a Chopstick
Author(s)
김성호신태희[신태희]김종훈곽경우
Keywords
WOODEN FOREIGN-BODY; WOUNDS; BODIES; BRAIN; CT
Issue Date
201210
Publisher
KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOC
Citation
JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, v.52, no.4, pp.414 - 416
Abstract
A 38-year-old man fell from a chair with a chopstick in his hand. The chopstick penetrated his left eye. He noticed pain, swelling, and numbness around his left eye. On physical examination, a linear wound was noted at the medial aspect of the left eyelid. Noncontrast computed tomography (CT) study showed a linear hypodense structure extending from the medial aspect of the left orbit to the occipital bone, suggesting a foreign body. This foreign body was hyperdense relative to normal parenchyma. From a CT scan with 3-dimensional reconstruction, the foreign body was found to be passing through the optic canal into the cranium. The clear plastic chopstick was withdrawn without difficulty. The patient was discharged home 3 weeks after his surgery. A treatment plan for a transorbital penetrating injury should be determined by a multidisciplinary team, with input from neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/27118http://dx.doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2012.52.4.414
ISSN
2005-3711
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