Bullet in the Brain
September 14, 2005
While evaluating this 26-year-old man for suspected sinusitis, skull films revealed the fragments of a 32-caliber gunshot embedded in his brain. The anteroposterior and lateral radiographs show three metallic bullet fragments; the largest remnant is on the left side of the occipitoparietal region. The patient reported being shot at age 11 but denied any residual neurologic signs.