Casualty of wear: Soldier impaled by dress uniform

His badge became embedded in the frontal bone, in the first case of its kind

Neurosurgeons in Saudi Arabia have issued a call to arms over the safety of military dress uniforms after a soldier was left with the metallic badge from his hat embedded in his skull.


The 23-year-old presented to ED with the metal object lodged in the left side of his forehead following a physical altercation at work.

He reported localised pain from blunt-force trauma to the head but denied loss of consciousness, vomiting or seizures, according to the case report in Cureus.

On examination, doctors noted no