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Table 1 Cases Reported in Literature since 1914

From: Intracranial foreign body through the sagittal sinus: case report and review of literature

Author/reference Number of cases Year Country Age at presentation Clinical onset Number of needles
Meixner [6]/1 2 1914 Germany 4 day; 43 years NA 1; 2
Haun [21]/7 1 1927 Germany 70 years NA 1
Gerlach and Jensen [22]/5 2 1958 US; Germany 16 months; 29 years headache and epilepsy 1; 2
Askenasy [15]/3 2 1961 Hungary; Poland 23 years; 54 years Convulsions; headache and vision disturbances 1; 1
Ameli and Alimohammadi [14]/2 2 1970 Both in Iran 31 years; 32 years Headache and left hemiparesis; epilepsy 1; 2
Dimitrijevic [23]/4 1 1971 Yugoslavia 56 years Acute head ache 1
Jovicic et al. [24]/8 2 1974 Germany   NA NA
Ishi et al [25] 1/7 1 1977 Japan   NA NA
Abbassioun et al. [12]/30 3 1979 Iran 24 years; young man; 4 months Headache; incidental detection after trauma; convulsion and vomiting 2; 1; 1
Barlas and Gökay [26]/22 2 1983 Turkey 29 years; 4 months Headache; acute needle insertion 1; 1
Buzzi et al. [27]/34 1 1987 Italy 54 years Unremarkable except for hypertension 3
Rahimizadeh et al. [8]/32 6 1987 5 in Iran; 1 in Afghanistan 9 years; 21 years; 22 years; 29 years; 55 years; 68 years Headache or epilepsy in 3 cases; accidental detection after trauma in 2; TIAa in 1 NA
Notermans et al. [5]/33 1 1990 Netherland 12 years Headache, neck pain, vomiting, inability to abduct left eye and asymmetric face on left side 1 (Stylet)
Prusty et al. [28]/19 1 1993 India NA NA NA
Sener et al. [29]/24 1 1997 Turkey 20 years Incidental detection 3
Meng [10]/18 1 2001 China 27 years Incidental detection after trauma 2 + 1
Unal et al. [30]/16 1 2005 Turkey 10 years Incidental detection 1
Tun et al. [31]/26 1 2005 Turkey 45 years Incidental detection After trauma 1
Civelek et al. [32]/23 1 2006 Turkey 7 years Acute onset after trauma 1
Sucu and Gelal [33]/25 1 2006 Turkey 29 years Incidental detection after trauma 1
Teegala et al. [11]/20 1 2006 India 4 years Incidental detection 2
Tuncer et al. [16]/27 1 2007 Turkey 32 years Seizure attack 1
Yilmaz et al. [34]/28 1 2007 Turkey 10 years Fever, headache, and vomiting 5
Yolas et al. [35]/29 1 2007 Turkey 9 years Seizure attack 1
Ashrafi et al. [36]/31 1 2007 Iran 42 years Acute headache 2
Balak et al. [13]/21 1 2008 Turkey 10 years Seizure attack 1
Present case 1 2012 China 25 years Absence Epilepsy 1
  1. a TIA transient ischemic attack, NA not applicable (Data missing)