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A 22-year-old female asked:

I am a healthy 23yr old who had a gsw to neck 3yrs ago resulting in c1, basilar skull, and clivus fractures. what are possible future complications?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Gun shot wound: You are very fortunate to have survived. The fractures associated with the gunshot wound are likely stable. If the bullet is still in your body then obtaining an MRI scan is not possible. See your neurosurgeon to determine if any future problems could occur.
Dr. Abraham Houng
Critical Care 20 years experience
GSW complication: Do you have any pains or numbness anywhere? Did you suffered any spinal cord or any blood vessel damage? If not, your future complications are minimal.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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