World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Penetrating Head Injury by a Knife Whetstone

Ramazan Kahveci1*, Emre Cemal Gokce2 and Recep Ozdek1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Balıkesir University, Turkey
2Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Research and Training Hospital, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Ramazan Kahveci 

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Non-missile penetrating head injuries are rare but well-known phenomenon among the civilian population. The authors reported a ten year-old boy, who has injured by piece of broken whetstone while watching his father’s work. Brain Computed Tomography (CT) of the patient revealed bone fragments underneath the depressed fracture of the right frontal bone and frontal sinus. The patient was urgently operated; knife whetstone and the bone fragments were removed carefully.


Penetrating head injury; Knife whetstone; Pediatric; Prevention


Kahveci R, Gokce EC, Ozdek R. Penetrating Head Injury by a Knife Whetstone. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2018; 1: 1005.

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