versión impresa ISSN 1130-1473
ABARCA-OLIVAS, J. et al. Perforating brain injury from a speargun: A case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp.271-275. ISSN 1130-1473.
A case of a perforating brain injury caused by a speargun in a suicide attempt is described. Although this kind of injuries has been previously reported, the present case is specially interesting because the patient showed no neurological deficit after surgery. Some advices about the medical and surgical management are proposed based on this case and our literature review. The use of antibiotics and antiepileptic drugs and the anterograde extraction of the harpoon aided by the performance of a craniotomy surrounding the exit point are recommended.
Palabras clave : Speargun; Perforating injury; Cranial trauma.