BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2011.4399
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An unexpected injury – cerebral laceration with stiletto

  1. Roger Haslett
  1. Ophthalmology Department, HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Clwyd, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hugh Jewsbury, hughjewsbury{at}


A 43-year-old woman presented to accident and emergency after being assaulted. During the incident she was stamped on the head with a stiletto. On examination, she was described as being ‘intoxicated’ but denied drinking or illicit drug use. However, her Glasgow coma score remained fifteen throughout. A small, left upper lid laceration was noted and sutured. …

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