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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 411--413

Unusual self-inflicted penetrating craniocerebral injury by a nail


Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal - 576119, Udupi, India

Correspondence Address:
S N Shenoy
Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal - 576119, Udupi
India
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Penetrating injuries of the brain caused by a nail are rare. An interesting case of a patient with schizophrenia who attempted suicide by a self-inflicted penetrating intracranial injury using a nail is reported here. The literature related to this unusual case is reviewed.






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