Cranio-cerebral Injury due to Occular impalement-An unusual case report

Rastogi, Prateek and Acharya , Jenash and *, Raghavendra Babu Y P (2014) Cranio-cerebral Injury due to Occular impalement-An unusual case report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 7 (1). pp. 31-33.

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Abstract

Injury to skull and its contents due to direct or indirect trauma is a common occurrence as well as cause of death in majority of accidents. We present a case wherein an industrial worker suffered penetrating ocular injury resulting in cranial trauma and death. The heated iron rod had penetrated the eye taking such an unusual route and direction that on perforating the eyeball it had further travelled from below to upwards and front to back, fracturing the roof of orbital plate and further beyond causing penetrating injury to base of the brain. This case recommends use of protective eye gear for all workers in hazardous jobs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Occular trauma, brain injury, industrial accident.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2014 04:48
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2014 04:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139317

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