Spontaneous subfalcial transcallosal migration of a missile to the contralateral hemisphere causing deterioration in neurological status - Case report

Duman H., Ziyal I. , Canpolat A.

NEUROLOGIA MEDICO-CHIRURGICA, vol.42, no.8, pp.332-333, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.2176/nmc.42.332
  • Page Numbers: pp.332-333


A 26-year-old man sustained a gunshot injury. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated the missile in the right parietal region. Twenty-four hours later, the missile had moved towards the midline. Following slight deterioration in his neurological condition one week later, follow-up CT revealed that the missile had crossed the midline through the corpus callosum and was located in the left parietal region. CT during the second week demonstrated that the missile had stopped close to the left parietal bone. Spontaneous migration of a missile to the contralateral side via a subfalcial-transcallosal route with deterioration in neurological status is unusual. The missile may have moved under the influence of the intracranial pressure and pulsatile effect of the cerebrospinal fluid.