Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106--108

Penetrating head trauma following gunshot in a non­ neurosurgical trauma centre: A case report


II Onah1, A Imo2 
1 Trauma Unit, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Radiology, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria

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I I Onah
Trauma Unit, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu
Nigeria

With the dearth of trained neurosurgeons in sub-Saharan Africa and increasing civilian violence, penetrating head trauma occasionally present to other clinicians for management. The National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu is a non-neurologic trauma centre having the south-east, south-south geopolitical zones, and parts of Benue and Kogi states as the catchments area. A retrospective report from the case note of a patient with infratentorial brain injury from a gunshot is presented. He was treated conservatively and had a satisfactory outcome. The follow up is for four years. Adequate resuscitation and monitoring is crucial in successfully managing head injuries.


How to cite this article:
Onah I I, Imo A. Penetrating head trauma following gunshot in a non­ neurosurgical trauma centre: A case report.Niger J Clin Pract 2010;13:106-108


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Onah I I, Imo A. Penetrating head trauma following gunshot in a non­ neurosurgical trauma centre: A case report. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Dec 8 ];13:106-108
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