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Intracranial penetration of a glass piece through the temporal region in civilian head injury.
This is a case report of intra cranial penetration by halo pins resulting in cerebritis and fits secondary to incorrect halo care by the patient and his family. Halo pin penetration into the skull with brain injury is itself a rare incident. Previously documented case reports were in patients with a previous cranioplasties and they were highlight the fact that halo not to be used in cranioplasty patients. This incident how ever highlights the fact the halo care itself along with proper techniques used for tightening the halo pins by the carer plays a crucial role in preventing complications such as this. This is a case report of a 39 year old young unemployed Caucasian restrained driver involved in a head on road traffic accident at 60 miles per hour sustaining an undisplaced type 2 fracture of the odontoid peg. A halo was applied using the torque wrench by the patient's bed side on the ward under aseptic precautions and discharged with an out patient follow up appointment.
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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.