Intradural migration of bullet in vertebra corpus after meningitis

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Halil İbrahim Gündüz
Turan Kandemir


In a gunshot injury, the spinal cord of the thoracic region is usually the most affected and damaged part of the body. In most cases, the bullet cannot be removed without causing more damage to the injury. Over time, the bullet tends to travel in different areas of the body. Moreover, cases on bullet movements in the spinal canal were reported in the literature. In this study, we reviewed the diagnosis and treatment of a 27-year-old male patient with a bullet detected in his vertebra corpus, which is caused by a gunshot injury. During the follow-up period, an intradural migration of the bullet from the vertebra corpus was observed. Furthermore, we performed surgery to prevent any future neural damage. In this study, we focused on a case with a gunshot injury, presenting an intradural migration of a bullet from the vertebra corpus after meningitis.

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Gündüz, H. İbrahim ., & Kandemir, T. (2020). Intradural migration of bullet in vertebra corpus after meningitis. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(4), 570–573. Retrieved from
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Halil İbrahim Gündüz

Eskişehir City Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir, Turkey

Turan Kandemir

Yunus Emre State Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir, Turkey