volume 27, issue 4, P489-496 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.767314
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Abstract: The operative management and early post-operative outcome of 16 consecutive cases of paediatric penetrating head injury treated by a single surgeon at a military trauma centre in Southern Afghanistan are retrospectively analysed. The majority of cases of injury were caused by fragments from exploding munitions. The aim of neurosurgical intervention in penetrating head injury is the prevention of wound infection and treatment or prevention of a critical rise in intracranial pressure. In 14 cases in this study, …

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