CASE REPORTS: PDF OnlyOKUMORI MASANAO M.D.; FUTAMURA, AKIRA M.D.; TSUKUURA, TOSHIO M.D.; KONNO, SUSUMU M.D.; KURAMOCHI, KAZUKO M.D.; KAYA, SEIJI M.D.; YAMADA, FUMINORI M.D.The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: March 1981 Buy Abstract A 31-year-old male who sustained completely penetrating impalement wounds of the head and chest by reinforced steel bars in a fall at a ferroconcrete building construction with a miraculous survival is reported. The bars were successfully removed; a surgical mallet was required to loosen the bar impacted in the patient's head. After 12 days he was discharged, and he has returned to construction work and is well 3 years postinjury. © Williams & Wilkins 1981. All Rights Reserved.