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Vol 50, No 5 (2016)
Case reports
Submitted: 2016-04-11
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Airgun shot wound to the orbit with retention of pellet. Case report and review of the literature

Paweł Daszkiewicz, Dariusz Dziedzic, Piotr Daszkiewicz
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.05.007
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(5):379-382.

open access

Vol 50, No 5 (2016)
Case reports
Submitted: 2016-04-11

Abstract

Shot wounds become a growing clinical concern in the civilian setting, due to increasing popularity of air guns among minors. We present a pediatric case of a shot wound to the orbit with sparing of the eyeball and retention of airgun pellet in the retrobulbar space. The pellet was removed 3 months after injury via lateral orbitotomy. Pathophysiology and ballistics of shot wounds are briefly reviewed and current views on the management strategy of shot wounds with retained projectile are discussed.

Abstract

Shot wounds become a growing clinical concern in the civilian setting, due to increasing popularity of air guns among minors. We present a pediatric case of a shot wound to the orbit with sparing of the eyeball and retention of airgun pellet in the retrobulbar space. The pellet was removed 3 months after injury via lateral orbitotomy. Pathophysiology and ballistics of shot wounds are briefly reviewed and current views on the management strategy of shot wounds with retained projectile are discussed.

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Keywords

Airgun pellet, Orbit, Shot wound

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Title

Airgun shot wound to the orbit with retention of pellet. Case report and review of the literature

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 50, No 5 (2016)

Pages

379-382

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.05.007

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(5):379-382.

Keywords

Airgun pellet
Orbit
Shot wound

Authors

Paweł Daszkiewicz
Dariusz Dziedzic
Piotr Daszkiewicz

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