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Seemingly harmless low velocity weapons like air guns sometimes may cause deep penetration of tissues leading to
serious disability or even death especially in children. Deep penetration is rare in adults. We present a case of
penetration of anterior skull base by air gun pellet in an adult in whom the projectile could not be retrieved initially
but became accessible for removal due to spontaneous expulsion after two years of injury. Relevant literature about
etio - pathogenesis and management of such cases is reviewed.

air gun
skull base
sphenoid sinus
penetrating injury
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