The Transorbital Intracranial Penetrating Injury : A Review of the Literature from a Neurosurgical Viewpoint
Intracranial injury, caused by a transorbital penetrating object, is a neglected topic in neurosurgery. With few exceptions, only occasional publications, often containing merely case histories, are present in the literature. Through a perusal of the world literature -- for the first time -- the author has collected and combined all available and relevant information, trying to give a thorough description of this rare, but extremely dangerous injury. This book is a major and definitive contribution to neurosurgery, but is also of importance to ophthalmology, neurology, traumatology, neuro-radiology and pediatrics.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 160 x 241.3 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
- 01 Jan 2000
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
Table of contents
1. Introduction. 2. Historical aspects regarding the transorbital intracranial penetrating injury (TIPI). 3. Defining the concept of TIPI. 4. Experimental research on cadavers. 5. The nature of the penetrating object. 6. Incidence. 7. Anatomical data. 8. Pathogenesis. 9. Clinical presentation and initial evaluation. 10. Physical examination. 11. Neuro-imaging. 12. Treatment. 13. Antibiotics. 14. Complications. 15. Aggression. 16. Accident. 17. Fall -- injury. 18. TIPI caused by umbrella's. 19. TIPI caused by pencils, ball-point pens and slate pencils. 20. Suicide by TIPI. 21. Mortality and morbidity. 22. Medico-legal aspects, prevention. 23. Short series from the literature. 24. List of patients. 25. Literature. 26. Table of reprints. 27. Table of contents.