Embedded Tooth in Brain                     Orient Journal of Medicine                       Vol 28 [3-4] Jul-Dec, 2016
CASE REPORT

Open depressed skull fracture with embedded human tooth in the brain: case report
Edward O KOMOLAFE
Oluwafemi F OWAGBEMI
Olumuyiwa A DADA

Neurosurgery Unit
Department of Surgery
OAUTHC, Ile-Ife
NIGERIA

Author for Correspondence
Edward O KOMOLAFE
PO Box 1836 Lagere Post Office, Ile-Ife, Osun State NIGERIA

E-mail: eokomolafe@hotmail.com <mailto:eokomolafe@hotmail.com>
Phone: +234 803 344 7326

Received: April 19th, 2016
Accepted: September 16th,
2016

DISCLOSURES: NONE
ABSTRACT
Traumatic brain injuries remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially, of the young adult population. A commonly associated complication is open depressed skull fracture where various objects have been implicated.
We report the case of a young man who sustained open head injury from motorcycle accident who had a tooth embedded in the brain.

Keywords:
Debridement, elevation, skull base, traumatic brain injury