Non-fatal gunshot wound to the head (33 years ago)

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Recurrent headaches. History of non-fatal gunshot to the head.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Bullet trajectory traversing both hemispheres is marked by gliosis and multiple bullet fragments. 

Case Discussion

Gun shot wounds to the head are frequently, but not invariably fatal. The distance from the gun, bullet speed, calibre and type of bullet, and of course the parts of the brain involved will impact the mortality risk. 

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Case information

rID: 14486
Case created: 30th Jul 2011
Last edited: 23rd May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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