publication . Article . 2018

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

Steven Tandean; Marsal Risfandi; Iskandar Japardi;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Medical Journal of Indonesia, volume 26, pages 302-6 (issn: 0853-1773, eissn: 2252-8083, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia
Abstract
<jats:p>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 goo...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Hydrocephalus, medicine.disease, medicine, Management strategy, Vital signs, Penetrating head injury, business.industry, business, GUNSHOT INJURY, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Physical examination, medicine.diagnostic_test, Skull defect, gunshot penetrating head injury, pediatric, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2018

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

Steven Tandean; Marsal Risfandi; Iskandar Japardi;