Pediatric gunshot penetrating head injury: a case report with 2-year follow-up

Steven Tandean, Marsal Risfandi, Iskandar Japardi



Gunshot is a rare subset of penetrating head injury, and generally the victim dies before arriving at the hospital. This paper reported a case of an intracranial gunshot injury in a 12 year-old boy that was shot by his friend, whose primary intention was to play around, using a revolver. A missile projectile penetrated from mid frontal and came out from right occipital. Vital signs were stable with GCS 8 from physical examination. A rational management strategy should permit a good outcome. The only complications that occured were hydrocephalus, yet it was managed by VP–shunt. Skull defect was closed using titanium mesh. A two-year follow-up showed a good result. The patient was able to do daily activity and back to school again.


gunshot penetrating head injury; pediatric

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