PENETRATING HEAD INJURY FROM RECOILED BARREL OF LOCAL GUN: SERIES OF 3 CASES
Ogunleye O. O.*, Ismail N. J., Lasseini A. and Shehu B. B.
Penetrating head injury occurs when a projectile object violates the skull but does not exit. The circumstances of the injury, the velocity of impact and characteristics of the projectile defines the severity of penetrating head injury to the head. Most penetrating head injuries are caused by firearm and sharp objects. However we are presenting series of 3 cases of penetrating head injuries from component of locally made gun as a form of malfunction, this type of injury is nearly inexistent in literature. Timely and appropriate management can lead to optimal outcomes and limit complications.
Keywords: Penetrating The circumstances of the injury, the velocity of impact and characteristics literature.
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