Document Type : Case Report
1 Medipol University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Merkezefendi State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey
3 Gaziemir State Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
4 Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey
Preparing to manage weapons of mass destruction events challenges emergency services systems neighboring Syria every day. Understanding injury from explosives is essential for all providers of emergency care in both civilian and military settings. In this case, the authors present a 22-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency department with displaced skull fracture, epidural hemorrhage and cerebral contusion due to barrel bomb tertiary blast effect. A 22-year-old man who complained of pain in the right temporal head region after barrel bomb explosion was admitted in the emergency department. The patient could not remember the explosion and found himself on the ground. In his medical history, there was not a record of any diseases, operations or traumas. Examination of the head revealed scalp hematoma and slump in the skull on the right temporal region. Patients computed tomography (CT) scan showed a displaced skull fracture, epidural hematoma and cerebral contusion.
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