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Articles  |   June 1990
Cranial gunshot wounds
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Articles   |   June 1990
Cranial gunshot wounds
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1990, Vol. 90, 515. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.6.515
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1990, Vol. 90, 515. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.6.515
Abstract

Cranial gunshot wounds frequently produce devastating injuries to central nervous system structures. This article reviews pertinent principles of ballistics to explain several mechanisms of injury to the brain. A series of 21 consecutive cases of cranial gunshot wounds is presented outlining a protocol for management and identifying factors of prognostic significance.