Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 411--412

Bitemporal compression injury to the head


Fatimah Lateef 
 Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Singapore General Hospital, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Fatimah Lateef
Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Singapore General Hospital, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Singapore

Most cranio-cerebral injuries seen in the emergency department are caused by acceleration-deceleration or a direct impact mechanism. Compression or crush injury to the head is less commonly seen. A crush injury occurs when a body part is subjected a degree of force or pressure, usually after being trapped between two heavy objects or hard surfaces. We describe here a case of accidental bitemporal and facial compression injury in a young lady.


How to cite this article:
Lateef F. Bitemporal compression injury to the head.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2011;4:411-412


How to cite this URL:
Lateef F. Bitemporal compression injury to the head. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];4:411-412
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