Vector analysis correlating bullet trajectory to outcome after civilian through-and-through gunshot wound to the head: using imaging cues to predict fatal outcome.

@article{Kim2005VectorAC,
  title={Vector analysis correlating bullet trajectory to outcome after civilian through-and-through gunshot wound to the head: using imaging cues to predict fatal outcome.},
  author={Keun-young Anthony Kim and Michael S. Y. Wang and Sean A McNatt and Greg Pinsky and Charles Y. Liu and Steven l. Giannotta and Michael L. J. Apuzzo},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={737-47; discussion 737-47}
}
OBJECTIVE We identify radiographic imaging similarities found on head computed tomographic (CT) scans of patients with through-and-through gunshot wounds to the head with fatal outcomes. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted over an 18-month period from June 2001 through December 2002. Two hundred seventeen gunshot wound patients were evaluated. Exclusion criteria included any patient with cardiopulmonary injury and instability, airway compromise, or extracranial injuries affecting… CONTINUE READING