Intracranial penetration of a glass piece through the temporal region in civilian head injury.
[A temporal head injury involving intracranial penetration by glass].
The objective of our study is to report a rare complication of halo pin insertion associated with an epileptic seizure and brain abscess, and to discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to its management. The treatment of unstable cervical spine injuries with a halo vest is an established procedure. Complications of pin penetration such as brain abscess and seizure are rare, and need to be urgently treated. Intracranial abscess and seizure associated with the use of the halo device is an unusual complication, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. A year-old male had a halo vest placed for the management of an odontoid type II fracture, which he sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Ten weeks after halo ring placement he complained of headaches which relieved by analgesics.
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The authors report a rare case of intracranial glass injury due to a temporal head injury. This year-old man slipped on a bathroom floor, impacting a glass door with his head and right shoulder. His right temporal scalp and right shoulder were cut by the broken glass.