Transorbital penetrating brainstem injury in a child. Case report

Jeffrey T. Jacob, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Cormac O. Maher, Fredric B. Meyer

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The authors present the unusual case of a 9-year-old girl who sustained injury to her brainstem as a result of the orbital penetration of a metal projectile (nail) into the juxtamedullary region. This case and others reported in the literature associate this type of injury with relatively minor complications. Thorough imaging of the intracranial contents and surgical removal of the projectile is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005


  • Brainstem
  • Craniocerebral trauma
  • Foreign body
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Penetrating injury
  • Transorbital injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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