Sewing needles in the brain: infanticide attempts or accidental insertion?

Angelo Pompucci, Carmelo Lucio Sturiale, Luca Massimi, Annunziato Mangiola, Romeo Roselli, Carmelo Anile

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Abstract

Placing of sewing needles in the brain through the anterior fontanelle was first described in Germany in 1914. Forty cases have been reported in the scientific literature; most of them were identified in Turkey and Iran, with only a few cases in the Far East, North and Eastern Europe, and the United States. The only case observed in Italy was recorded in 1987. In nonmedical literature, this practice was frequently described in Persian novels, and it has been thought that this ritual could have been diffused with the Persian Empire domination over the centuries.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)E1170-E1179; discussion E1179
Numero di pagine9
RivistaNEUROSURGERY
Volume67
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • Accidents
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Disease Progression
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Infant
  • Infanticide
  • Needles
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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