head trauma

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Nails Driven Into Head by Nail Gun

History: Construction worker accident.  This happened in 2005 to a construction worker in Southern California. He had fallen off the roof of a home onto another worker operating the nail gun. At that point, the nail gun discharge six nails into his face, head and neck. Some of the nails penetrated his brain and came … Continue reading


History: male with head trauma This is the best example of post-traumatic pneumocephalus I have seen personally outside of the literature. Pneumocephalus literally just means airhead, and is caused most often by trauma (in as many as 75% of cases). The second most common cause of pneumocephalus is iatrogenic from either ventricular shunt placement or … Continue reading