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Imaging of gunshot injuries in a West Dublin teaching hospital: a ten year reviewMurphy, I; Lavelle, L; Ni Mhurchu, E; McCarthy, R; Heffernan, E; Connolly Hospital (Irish Medical Journal, 2014-09)There has been an increase in gun-related crime in Ireland over the last decade to gangland violence, especially in west Dublin. This places a burden on hospital services not previously encountered. The aim of this study was to examine the demographics of gunshot injuries presenting to a Dublin teaching hospital, and the impact on radiology over a ten year period. A total of 65 gunshot injuries were seen. Mortality for high velocity wounds was much higher (10/23, 43%) than for low-velocity shotgun injuries (2/34, 6%).