Male, 20 years old, victim of gunshot wound on lumbar spine. X-ray showed the bullet inside spinal canal at L4. The only symptom was numbness on left leg. The patient underwent left-sided hemilaminectomy plus bullet removal, which was epidural. There was no neurological worsening or CSF leak. The surgery was on a neurosurgery department of a public hospital on Rio de janeiro, Brazil, on 2011.
Dr. Bernardo de Andrada