Injure caused by firearm in skull

Herida por arma de fuego en cráneo


José D. Charry
José F. Arango

Wounds  caused  by  projectiles  of  fire arms  are  common in  the  daily  practice  of  those  who  attend  the neuro trauma .  A  successful  case  o f a  male  patient  aged 22  who  suffered  injury  by  gun fire  in  skull,  inletoccurs in right  parietal- occipital  region ,  with  exposed  brain matter  with  out  outlet;  Glasgow  12/15  was  present  at admission,  drowsiness,  dysarthria,  left  deviation  of  the corner of the  mouth,  righ  the  miparesis;  the  patient was taken  to  the  operating  room  where  he  under  wentes quillectomy  and  bilat ral  early  cranial  decompression (temporo-parietal-occipital)  as damage  control procedure.  Post  operative  results  had  no  complications, satisfactory  neurological outcome, and when discharging from  hospital,  the  patient  had  GO S4/5.



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José D. Charry, Universidad Surcolombiana

Estudiante de Medicina, Facultad de Salud.

José F. Arango, Hospital Universitario de Neiva, Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo.

Neurocirujano, Hospital Universitario de Neiva, Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo.

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