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Title: Neuronavigation as a minimally invasive tool in the treatment of intracranial gunshot injuries
Authors: BERTANI, RaphaelPERRET, Caio M.ALMEIDA FILHO, Jose AlbertoSOUZA, Luiz FelipeGOES, PedroMONTEIRO, RuyPAIVA, Wellingson Silva
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BURNS AND TRAUMA, v.9, n.1, p.19-22, 2019
Abstract: Gunshot injury is the most common cause of penetrating brain injury. The in-hospital mortality for civilians with penetrating craniocerebral injury is 52-95%. There are many surgical techniques suitable for the treatment of survivors. We report a surgical technique consisting of neuro-navigation guidance for wound treatment with smaller incisions and craniotomies, followed by bullet removal if feasible. We report case of a 15 year old male patient who sustained an accidental firearm injury to the occipital region, submitted to surgical treatment that consisted in a minimally invasive approach guided by neuronavigation. Immediate neurological examination showed inferior homonymous quadrantanopsia alone as a clinical finding. Patient was discharged after one week, and no complications arised in follow-up. We conclude that using neuronavigation as a tool was effective in the reported case and that minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques may be a safe and efficient option for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries caused by firearm projectiles.
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