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Ballistic trauma

form of physical trauma sustained from the discharge of arms or munitions
(Redirected from Gunshot wound)

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.

Ballistic trauma
Classification and external resources
Male skull showing bullet exit wound on parietal bone, 1950s.
ICD-10T14.1, W34, X95.
ICD-9E922.9
DiseasesDB5480
MeSHD014948

ReferencesEdit

  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

SourcesEdit

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