Cranial gunshot injury (chronic sequelae)

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

Presentation

Gunshot injury 7 months ago. Well, without significant neurological deficit.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Large bony defect in the right parietal bone.

Encephalomalacic changes in the right frontal lobe with the track of the bullet passing through the right corona radiata, the right centrum semiovale, crossing the midline, the left thalamus, with the bullet centred on the left temporal lobe deep white matter.

Case Discussion

Despite a severe penetrating brain injury, the patient did not sustain a significant neurological deficit.

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Case information

rID: 54876
Case created: 3rd Aug 2017
Last edited: 17th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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