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Visual Disturbance Caused by a Nail Gun-Induced Penetrating Brain Injury
Jin Bong Ye, Young Hoon Sul, Se Heon Kim, Jin Young Lee, Jin Suk Lee, Hong Rye Kim, Soo Young Yoon, Jung Hee Choi
J Trauma Inj. 2021;34(3):203-207.   Published online September 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2021.0030
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Penetrating brain injury caused by a nail gun is an uncommon clinical scenario reported in the literature. A 36-year-old male presented with a nail that had penetrated through the occipital bone. He was alert and neurologically intact except for visual disturbance. Computed tomography (CT) of the brain showed the nail lodged at the occipital lobe and the parietal lobe, with minimal intracerebral hemorrhage. The nail was placed in the occipital lobe close to the superior sagittal sinus. We removed the nail with craniotomy since the entrance of the nail was close to the superior sagittal sinus. There were no newly developed neurological deficits postoperatively. Immediate postoperative CT showed no newly developed lesions. The patient recovered well without any significant complications. Two weeks postoperatively, magnetic resonance imaging showed no remarkable lesions. The visual disturbance was followed up at the outpatient department. To summarize, we report a rare case of penetrating head injury by a nail gun and discuss relevant aspects of the clinical management.

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Penetrating Cardiac Injury and Traumatic Pericardial Effusion Caused by a Nail Gun
Willem Guillermo Calderon Miranda, Edgardo Jim?nez Fuentes, Nidia Escobar Hern?ndez, Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar, Paul M Parizel
J Trauma Inj. 2017;30(1):21-23.   Published online March 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2017.30.1.21
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Penetrating cardiac injury caused by nail gun is an uncommon life-threatening condition characterized by a rapidly severe hemodynamic status compromise. We report non-contrast-enhanced CT findings of a right ventricle myocardium injury leading to a fluid collection in the pericardial space with the same attenuation as blood. The CT findings well depicted the pathological feature of a significant cardiac injury and may be helpful for the surgical management.
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A Case Study of a Patient with Penetrating Neck Injuries caused by a Nail Gun
Jong Soon Han, You Dong Sohn, Ji Yoon Ahn, Hee Cheol Ahn, Hyuk Sool Kwon, Gang Yeol Seo, Kwang Yun Cho, Seung Min Park
J Korean Soc Traumatol. 2011;24(1):48-51.
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Powered by compressed air, a nail gun is an essential alternative tool to a hammer on any construction site. This useful machine launches nails at high speed, automatically embedding them in a piece of wood in only a fraction of a second. In spite of its convenience, life-threatening and fatal nail gun injuries can occur when a nail gun is misused, such as in a suicide attempt, or when the operator has insufficient training because combustion nail guns are capable of firing projectiles at velocities higher than 150 m per second. Although injuries by nail guns are rarely reported, there have been reports of nail gun injuries to the head and the trachea in Korea. In the emergency room, the authors experienced a patient injured by an accidental shooting of a nail gun while working in construction. In that accident, a nail penetrated the patient's cervical vertebra through the left cheek. This report is aimed at studying medical treatment for patients with penetrating injuries caused by nail guns.
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