Chest Gun Shot Injury

This is a 7 year old boy who was the victim of  accidental gun shot injury in the left hemi-thorax.

P-A chest x-rayLat. chest x-ray

He had left hemo-pneumothorax which was drained with antibiotic cover. The bullet was left in place because:

    1- High velocity missile
    2- Blunt
    3- Fixed and not moving
    4- Not harming vital tissues

Later on it will be surrounded by fibrous tissues.