Gunshot injury to the head and spine.

  title={Gunshot injury to the head and spine.},
  author={Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={9 1},
The principles of management of civilian gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head and spine have evolved directly from the experience gained in war by military neurosurgeons. The type of craniocerebral wounds being produced in urban gang warfare and suicide at tempts using handguns or rifles at close range vary considerably from the lower velocity fragment injuries which are common in modern warfare. Civilian craniocerebral GSWs are often devastating. The in-hospital mortality for civilians with… CONTINUE READING


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