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A penetrating orbitocranial stab wound.
  1. C J MacEwen and
  2. G Fullarton


    An unusual case of intracranial penetration of a bread knife through the orbit is described. Despite the proximity of the blade to the internal carotids, the optic nerves and chiasm, and the pituitary the patient survived with only a minimal field defect affecting the eye opposite to the entry site; otherwise no neurological or endocrine deficit was evident.

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