Penetrating Head Injury in Planned and Repetitive Deliberate Self-Harm

Demetriapes, Andreas K.; Papadopoulos, Marios C.
May 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2007, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p536
Academic Journal
The article presents the medical images of a 44-year-old has presented to a local emergency department due to his complaints of having headaches over the preceding 11 weeks. Plain radiographs have showed 11 nails penetrating into his brain, which he has confirmed that he has hammered a nail into his head each week. In connection, a detailed history of the patient reveals diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.


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