Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 1459–1463 | Cite as

Gunshot penetrating brain injury in children: report of three cases with review of the literature

  • Raynald Liu
  • Yuhan Liu
  • Wei Liu
  • Xujun Liu
  • Jian Gong
  • Chunde Li
  • Yongji TianEmail author
Review Paper



Gunshot penetrating brain injury is common in military conflict area and in urban violence area, but similar incident in pediatric population is rarely reported.

Case report

We reported three cases of gunshot penetrating brain injury in children. Two patients had a good recovery after surgery and no significant deficit on his neurologic function, the other patient was not having surgery due to the severity of the condition.


We suggest surgery should be performed immediately to prevent further injury and refractory brain edema due to the injury, in any case of penetrating brain injury; a good prognosis can be achieved from early surgery and with appropriate post-operative treatment.


Gunshot Head injury Children Surgery 


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Conflict of interest

The authors report no declaration of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raynald Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuhan Liu
    • 1
  • Wei Liu
    • 1
  • Xujun Liu
    • 3
  • Jian Gong
    • 1
  • Chunde Li
    • 1
  • Yongji Tian
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Neurosurgical InstituteCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.State University of New York, Upstate Medical UniversityNew YorkUSA

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