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Mark A. MacLean, Karim Mukhida, Jai J. S. Shankar, Matthias H. Schmidt and David B. Clarke

P enetrating head injury (PHI) is associated with high morbidity and mortality, not unexpected given the propensity for damage to critical neurovascular structures. 7 , 19 , 24 , 27–29 Management of PHI involves the consideration of variables such as object material, its entry point and trajectory, its relationship to neurovascular structures, and the presence of a retained foreign body. 24 Transorbital penetration accounts for one-quarter of PHIs in adults and half of those in children. 27 Survival following PHI involving the brainstem is exceedingly rare

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Matthew Schreckinger, Daniel Orringer, B. Gregory Thompson, Frank La Marca and Oren Sagher

courses of each patient, with no identifying information presented. For the literature review, a detailed search of the MEDLINE PubMed database was performed on articles published between 1975 and 2009. Search terms included “penetrating orbital trauma,” “penetrating orbital injury,” “transorbital penetration,” and “transorbital penetrating injury.” From the results of these searches, articles that included patient histories and/or diagnostic and therapeutic investigations were included in our review. Case Reports Case 1 Presentation and Examination This

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Sunil K. Gupta and Alok A. Umredkar

index of suspicion is therefore required in patients with a history of penetrating injury by wooden foreign bodies. 18 Immediate complications include intracerebral hematoma, contusions, intraventricular hemorrhage, pneumocephalus, brainstem injury, and cerebrovascular injuries. 18 Transorbital penetration with retained foreign bodies and intracranial abscess formation has been reported anecdotally. 11 , 12 However, we did not come across any case of an abscess in vicinity of the brainstem following transorbital injury. A wooden foreign body is very infectious