Year: 1992 Source: Surgical Neurology, v.38, no.6, (December 1992), p.471-472 SIEC No: 19930972

Craniocerebral penetrating injuries due to foreign bodies are rare in British civilian practice. Most cases result from industrial accidents, criminal assaults, & self-inflicted injury. The authors report the case of a man who attempted suicide by drilling through his skull with an electric power drill. (6 refs.)