Open depressed skull fracture with embedded human tooth in the brain: case report

  • Edward O Komolafe
  • Oluwafemi F Owagbemi
  • Olumuyiwa A Dada
Keywords: Debridement, elevation, skull base, traumatic brain injury

Abstract

Traumatic brain injuries remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially, of the young adult population. A commonly associated complication is open depressed skull fracture where various objects have been implicated. We report the case of a young man who sustained open head injury from motorcycle accident who had a tooth embedded in the brain.

Keywords: Debridement, elevation, skull base, traumatic brain injury

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