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A late-onset seizure due to a retained intracranial foreign body-pencil lead: a case report and review.
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PMID:  24621748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 40-year-old man presented with recent recurrent seizures. He was operated on to resect the right temporal mass with a foreign body, a pencil lead. The foreign body had entered the brain parenchyma for an accident in a child without apparent head injury, sustained for 30 years. He was asymptomatic for the intervening 30 years. It is rare that a pencil lead totally penetrated with an inapparent transtemporal closed head injury. The case may caution neurosurgeons to make the complete diagnosis of retained intracranial foreign bodies and thinking of need for early surgical exploration, to avoid chronic and potentially life-threatening neurological complications.
Qian Chunhua; Wu Qun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e109-10     Citation Subset:  D    
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