A GSW to the head or neck may cause damage to your brain, skull, spine, eyes, or major blood vessels. Your healthcare provider will examine your body to check for injury. He will look to see if there is an entrance and exit wound from the bullet.
• Gunshot wounds to the head and neck contribute to substantial medical, economic, and social problems in the United States today. The treatment of these patients requires the contemporary head and neck surgeon to be precisely informed in anatomy, wound ballistics, …
Care guide for Gunshot Wound To The Head Or Neck (Ambulatory Care). Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
Purpose of review Gunshot wounds to the head and neck result in significant bone and soft tissue loss. These defects pose a challenge to the facial reconstructive surgeon. This paper reviews the current literature on the management of ballistic injuries to the head and neck and outlines a treatment algorithm.
Head and neck wounds account for 13.8–30% of all gunshot injuries [1,2] and for 32–68% of firearm-related deaths [3,4].
The types of injury which occur as a result of the civil disturbances in the north of Ireland are described. Four cases of gunshot wounds to the head and neck are described, each of particular
Depends on the caliber of the shot, the direction of impact, where the bullet comes to rest, how soon one goes into surgery, and whether it gets infected, as well as the range (therefore velocity) of the shot.
Yetiser S, Kahramanyol M. High velocity gunshot wounds to the head and neck : Mil Med. 1998; 163 (5):346–51.
The four main steps in the management of patients with gunshot wounds to head and neck region are: securing an airway, controlling haemorrhage, identifying other injuries, and repair of …
Records of patients aged 17 years and younger who were treated for gunshot wounds at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, from July 1990 to July 1993 were reviewed. Only the patients who sustained injuries confined to the head and neck region were included in this study.
Gunshot wounds to the head are more difficult to predict. Think of the skull as a closed box that cradles the brain. There isn’t a lot of room for movement fo the brain or swelling in the skull.