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Retained Intracranial Foreign Body Following Penetrating Head Injury

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Occasionally a patient will have a penetrating head injury and not remember the event. If the penetrating object is not seen then it may be left in place, sometime for a prolonged period. Failure to detect and remove a retained foreign body can be fatal for the patient.

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