Intracranial Retained Stone After Depressed Skull Fracture Problems in the Initial Diagnosis


Balak N., Aslan B., Serefhan A., Elmaci I.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, vol.30, no.2, pp.198-200, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/paf.0b013e318187df75
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-200

Abstract

In this article, a 9-year-old male patient with a Compound depressed skull fracture overlying the Superior sagittal sinus and an intracranial stone foreign body is presented. A cerebral penetrating injury caused by a stone is rare. The computed tomography images obtained at standard window widths and window density levels may not reveal a retained stone, which has a chemical structure similar to bone and may not show any artifacts in the computed tomography scans.