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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2012; 18(2): 181-184 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2012.76753

An Unusual Penetrating Craniocerebral Injury Due To Landmine Explosion: A Case Report

Cem Atabey, Turgay Ersoy
Diyarbakir Military Hospital

Penetrating landmine injuries are the unavoidable consequences of military conflicts. They are potentially life-threatening conditions. The mortality rates in the literature range from 23% to 92% and are considerably higher in patients that admitted with poor neurologic state. Penetrating craniocerebral injuries require early surgical management designated to prevent infection and remove foreign objects, necrotic tissue, and complicating blood clots, as well as to minimalize post-traumatic sequelae. We reported an interesting case of penetrating intracerebral injury with shrapnel due to landmine in a 20-year-old young man.

Keywords: landmine, penetrating wound, craniocerebral injury, shrapnel

Cem Atabey, Turgay Ersoy. An Unusual Penetrating Craniocerebral Injury Due To Landmine Explosion: A Case Report. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2012; 18(2): 181-184

Sorumlu Yazar: Cem Atabey, Türkiye
Makale Dili: İngilizce