A gunshot wound GSW is physical trauma caused by a bullet from a firearm. Factors that determine rates of firearm violence vary by country. Before management begins it should be verified the area is safe. In about a million gunshot wounds occurred from interpersonal violence. Trauma from a gunshot wound varies widely based on the bullet, velocity, mass, entry point, trajectory, and affected anatomy. Gunshot wounds can be particularly devastating compared to other penetrating injuries because the trajectory and fragmentation of bullets can be unpredictable after entry.
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Gunshot wounds to the male external genitalia
Last Updated: November 21, References Approved. This article was medically reviewed by Danielle Jacks, MD. There are 12 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
We report on 23 patients with genital gunshot wounds treated since Of these 23 patients 16 received 1 shot and 7 received multiple shots. The bullet affected the scrotum in 12 patients, the penis in 4, and the penis and scrotum in the remaining 7. The same missile also compromised the thigh in 15 patients, with major vascular damage in 2. Management was based on serial clinical evaluation and aggressive imaging, related to the missile trajectory.