Intracerebral migration of stray bullet leading to sudden and fatal worsening

Manzar Hussain, Ehsan Bari

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Gunshot wounds to the cranium are one of the leading cause of death and disability in young adults. Stray bullets are also being increasingly seen in clinical setting. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who sustained a stray bullet to the cranium during election festivities. He arrived at the health care facility institution nearly 24 hours after the event in good neurological condition. He remained neurologically stable for about 8 hours after his presentation and later on deteriorated due to intracranial bullet migration. This required immediate bifrontal decompressive craniotomy along with right frontal lobectomy. However, the patient could not survive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Brain death
  • Cranium
  • Migrating bullet
  • Pediatric population
  • Spent bullet
  • Stray bullet


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