SPONTANEOUS MIGRATION OF A BULLET ALONG HEMISPHERE: A CASE REPORT
We report the case of a 45-year-old man with a gunshot injury as an example of spontaneous migration of a
metallic foreign body within the brain. Initial computed tomography showed the bullet in the right frontal region.
In the control scan of the restorative surgery, radiological examination revealed that the bullet had migrated
posteriorly due to the effect of gravity, lodging in the entrance hole of posy parietal lobe. Although there are a
few literature reports of spontaneous migration of a bullet within the brain, this case was unique as the patient
was fully conscious and need to second operation to prevent any neurological deficit.
Key Words: Bullet, firearm injury, migration
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