In this day when one hardly dares submit a clinical report unless it is based on a large experience and is authoritative and acceptable from numerical vastness, if from nothing else, one cannot feel justified in detailing his clinical experiences with a "series of one case" unless that case is sufficiently extraordinary to be of unusual interest.
Puncture wounds of the cerebellum are common enough, especially in time of war, but a penetrating wound of the cerebellum from an object entering the jugular foramen by way of the mouth is an extremely rare injury, while deep puncture of the cerebellum by a foreign body by this route, with removal of the body followed by recovery of the patient, is so unusual that the occurrence of such a case seems worthy of report. I find no similar example in the literature of recent years while a search through fifty older articles
FOSS HL. PUNCTURE WOUNDS OF THE CEREBELLUM: INJURY OF CEREBELLUM BY FOREIGN BODY ENTERING THROUGH JUGULAR FORAMEN, WITH REMOVAL AND RECOVERY. Arch Surg. 1926;13(1):43–55. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130070046002
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