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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 1630864, 3 pages
Case Report

Penetrating Sacral Injury with a Wooden Foreign Body

Neurosurgery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Amin Jahanbakhshi; moc.liamg@nahaj.nima

Received 25 November 2017; Accepted 28 March 2018; Published 19 April 2018

Academic Editor: Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2018 Arash Fattahi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Spinal penetrating trauma has a complex neurosurgical management. This study presents a 55-year-old male admitted in our center with a 1 × 1 centimeter laceration on the sacral area skin due to a wooden penetrating object. The computed tomography (CT) of the spine revealed a hypodense penetrating object that was introduced from the posterior aspect of the sacrum into dural space and then stopped in the S1 vertebral body. We performed a laminectomy of intact superior portion of the S1 lamina and released the wood from the surrounding bone, and finally, we pulled it out.