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March 20, 1978

Orbitofacial Wounds and Cerebral Artery Injuries Caused by Umbrella Tips

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, and the Department of Radiology, New York University Medical Center, New York.

JAMA. 1978;239(12):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280390047020

Penetrating orbitofacial wounds inflicted by the sharp metal tips of umbrellas may go unrecognized. This type of injury is not generally appreciated as having fatal consequences. Immediate neurologic and radiologic evaluations are diagnostic. The value of computerized tomography and cerebral angiography is stressed.

(JAMA 239:1151-1152, 1978)