Year: 1988 Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v.17, no.3, (March 1988), p.247-253 SIEC No: 19880493

67 consecutive patients with self-inflicted gunshot wounds of the brain were reviewed retrospectivelly to evaluate factors determining outcome. Weapon caliber, site of bullet entry, degree of brain wounding on computerized tomographic scan, & presenting Glascow Coma Scale score were examined. Overall mortality, degree of disability in survivors, & survival time after injury in fatally wounded patients were assessed.