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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(7): 1025-1030.
Surgical Cases of Penetrating Brain Injury by Foreign Body.
Seong Min Kim, Yong Sam Shin, Kyu Seung Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Penetrating brain stem injury is rare, and complete recovery is seldom expected. This case report presents exceptional cases of penetrating brain stem injury with a metal chopstick. The patients were a three-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man, and both patients made a complete recovery after surgical removal of the chopstick.
Key Words: Penetrating injury; Brain stem injury
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