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Removal of a chopstick out of the cavernous sinus, pons, and cerebellar vermis through the superior orbital fissure

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Penetrating non-missile orbito cranial injuries are rare in a civilian pediatric setting. We describe a case of a trans-orbital penetration by a wooden chopstick deep down into the cerebellar vermis detected at neuroradiological examination in a child presenting for head injury. The foreign body was successfully pulled out in one piece surgically.

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Mitilian, D., Charon, B., Brunelle, F. et al. Removal of a chopstick out of the cavernous sinus, pons, and cerebellar vermis through the superior orbital fissure. Acta Neurochir 151, 1295–1297 (2009).

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