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Delayed diagnosis of intracerebral foreign body from the Vietnam War.
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PMID:  21366090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report on a 22-year-old infantryman who sustained a right frontal wound to his head. He was treated and returned to duty immediately. During a computed tomography scan, 38 years after the incident, a metallic foreign body and disruption of the brain consistent with a projectile track were discovered in his brain. In this report, we review similar cases of delayed discovery of unsuspected foreign bodies and the probable nature of the wound.
David B Fitzgerald; Joseph M Gullett; Charles E Levy; Bruce A Crosson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  176     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurology Service, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D), Office of Research and Development, Department of Veteran Affairs, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-1197, USA.
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