Emerg Med J 29:998 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201733
  • Images in emergency medicine

Doctor, I can taste the local anaesthetic through my forehead!

  1. John Victor Williams
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Victor Williams, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, BS16 1LE, UK; jw9555{at}
  1. Contributors JVW wrote the article alone.

  • Accepted 17 July 2012
  • Published Online First 27 August 2012

A previously fit and well 19-year-old man was seen on the Emergency Department with a 2-cm long laceration to the right side of the forehead. He had been kick-boxing when he was …

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Among patients with minor TBI (GCS 13-15) getting CT scans ≥ 24 hours after injury, what proportion have a traumatic finding?


0.5% - 43% response rate
3% - 41% response rate
10% - 16% response rate

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