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Penetrating brain stem injury from crossbow bolt: a case report and review of the literature.
  1. A A Salam,
  2. K S Eyres,
  3. A D Magides,
  4. J Cleary
  1. Orthopaedic Department, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, U.K.


    Because injury to the brain stem is usually associated with diffuse brain damage, recovery is rare and mortality high. A non-fatal penetrating injury involving the brain stem is described from a crossbow bolt. The diagnosis and management of such injuries are discussed.

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