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An unusual penetrating craniocerebral injury due to landmine explosion: a case report.
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PMID:  22792828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Penetrating landmine injuries are the unavoidable consequences of military conflicts. They are potentially life-threatening. The mortality rates in the literature range from 23% to 92% and are considerably higher in patients 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 report herein an interesting case of penetrating intracerebral injury with giant shrapnel due to landmine in a 20-year-old young man.
Authors:
Cem Atabey; Turgay Ersoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1306-696X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274231     Medline TA:  Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Diyarbakir Military Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey. cematabey@gmail.com
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