A different approach to missile induced head injuries.

Authors:
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
University of Kyrenia Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Neuroradiology
Kyrenia, KKTC | Turkey

Comput Med Imaging Graph 2003 Sep-Oct;27(5):397-409

Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Radiology, Etlik/Ankara 06018, Turkey.

Missile induced head injuries can be influenced by the anatomical location of the injury, i.e. type of tissue and by the ballistic properties such as the design of the weapon and the mass, shape and construction of the projectile, as well as its velocity characteristics and trajectory angle. In the diagnostic work up of the patients with missile induced head injuries, every available modality can be used. It is important, however, to recognize that CT scan is the primary and most efficacious diagnostic tool in such patients. In this article we have identified risk factors for both morbidity and mortality in patients with missile induced head injury with excluding the patients who had also extracranial serious trauma and systemic disease.

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