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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 4371367, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4371367
Case Report

Management of a Low-Energy Penetrating Brain Injury Caused by a Nail

1Neurosurgery Residency Program, Discipline of Neurosurgery, Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Rua Doutor Cesário Mota Júnior 112, 01220-0202 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Discipline of Neurosurgery, Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Rua Doutor Cesário Mota Júnior 112, 01220-0202 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 19 April 2016; Accepted 5 June 2016

Academic Editor: Abbass Amirjamshidi

Copyright © 2016 V. R. Ferraz 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.

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