Definitive care of cerebral missile injuries crossing the midline

A. M. Meirowsky, W. F. Caveness, B. L. Rish, J. D. Dillon, J. P. Mohr, S. P. Kistler, G. H. Weiss

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The definitive care of a missile wound crossing the midline presents challenging problems, requiring a carefully planned, aggressive surgical approach. Extent of missile track, integrity of ventricular system and basilar dura, and retention of metallic foreign bodies are the principal factors which the surgeon should take into account if grave complications are to be prevented. Illustrative cases with long-term follow-up evaluation are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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