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Eur J Dent. 2008 Jan;2(1):59-62.

Penetrated shotgun pellets: a case report.

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Res Assist. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Dentistry, Sivas, Turkey.

Abstract

Shotgun wounds can result in devastating functional and aesthetic consequences for patients. There is no consensus in terms of removing or retaining foreign bodies such as shotgun pellets. In this report a 54-year-old man who suffered from accidental shotgun wounds on the face approximately 26 years ago is presented. Although most of pellets were still present, there were no symptoms such as poisoning, fistula formation, recurrent infections, or secondary hemorrhage to date except feeling cold in cold days.

KEYWORDS:

Pellet; Shotgun; Shotgun wound

PMID:
19212510
PMCID:
PMC2633155

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