CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2021; 18(02): 148-149
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732786
Letter to the Editor

Iron Rod Penetrating Head Injury in a Child

Batuk Diyora
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India
,
Sagar Gawali
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India
,
Mehool Patel
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India
,
Gagan Dhall
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

Civilian penetrating brain injury (PBI) is a rare form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is rarer in the pediatric population. Pediatric PBI due to various objects has been reported in the literature. Pediatric PBI with an iron rod has not been previously described. We reported a case of civilian penetrating injury in a 6-year-old girl child patient who fell over a projecting iron rod at a construction site from a height of 6 to 8 feet. She was lifted off from the iron rod and taken to the emergency medical services. CT scan of the brain revealed linear intracerebral hemorrhage along the iron rod’s track with a depressed fracture. She underwent emergency surgery because of a compound depressed fracture. She recovered well from his injury without neurological deficit with an excellent clinical outcome.



Publication History

Article published online:
29 July 2021

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