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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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YAMASHITA, MACIEL; ABRAHAO JR, NELSON  and  LAMACHIA, CARLOS. Suicide attempt by introducing two nails in the head: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.2, pp. 317-319. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1998000200026.

Case report of a 39 years old male patient who attempted suicide by introducing two nails in the midline of the head. He was successfully submitted to an extensive paramedian bifrontotemporal craniotomy, and survived without motor deficits.

Keywords : unusual penetrating craniocerebral injury; nails; suicide attempt.

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