Penetrating airgun injuries of the head

Br J Surg. 1977 Mar;64(3):221-4. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800640321.


Five cases of intracranial airgun injuries are presented. The accepted principles of treatment of a compound depressed fracture of the skull are easily overlooked in these patients because of the rarity of the injury and the apparent well-being of the patient, who is usually fully conscious with only a small scalp laceration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Craniocerebral Trauma* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Gunshot / therapy
  • Wounds, Penetrating* / therapy