Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)



Brain foreign bodies and penetrating missile injuries of the brain are familiar topics for Iranian physicians, especially after Iran and Iraq war. But it’s not easily plausible that there is a couple of sewing needles in the cranium of a patient who has not any history of head trauma or penetrating injury. The patient was a 42-year-old man who admitted in neurology ward of Mottahari Hospital in Urmia city with a complaint of headache. Brain computed tomography revealed some hyperdense foci with artifact shadows adjacent to them in frontoparietal region of the brain. Skull plain radiography indicated two sewing needles in his cranium. Probably these needles were inserted in cranial fossa at infancy when the fontanels were steel patent.