Ballistic trauma

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Ballistic trauma
Classification and external resources
Male skull showing bullet exit wound on parietal bone, 1950s.
ICD-10T14.1, W34, X95.

Ballistic trauma or gunshot wound (GSW) is a form of physical trauma sustained from the discharge of arms or munitions.[1] The most common forms of ballistic trauma stem from firearms used in armed conflicts, civilian sporting, recreational pursuits and criminal activity.[2] Ballistic trauma is sometimes fatal for the recipient, or causes long term negative consequences.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mahoney, P. F., et al. (2004). Section 1 : Introduction, Background and Science p4
  2. Mahoney, P. F., et al. (2004). The International Small Arms Situation p6

Sources[change | change source]

  • Mahoney, P. F., Ryan, J., Brooks, A. J., Schwab, C. W. (2004) Ballistic Trauma – A practical guide 2nd ed. Springer:Leonard Cheshire