Fatal depressed cranial fracture and living organ donation
P Kafas, G Pipi
P Kafas, G Pipi. Fatal depressed cranial fracture and living organ donation. The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics. 2008 Volume 5 Number 2.
A 16-year-old child fell down into a rough and rocky place, 3m above the sea level (Figure. 1). Computerized tomography revealed multiple depressed craniofacial fractures (Figure. 2). Brain death was confirmed in ICU post surgery. Living organ donation performed via the National Transplantation System connected to similar European Networks.
We would like to emphasize the importance of preventing sea injuries. Action of children in such areas should be prohibited due to high risk of fatality. Furthermore, the magnitude of living organ donation is a superior achievement. Useful information may be found in the British Transplantation Society website.
Panagiotis Kafas 3 Kassandrou 65403 Kavala Greece firstname.lastname@example.org