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Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Jul;25(7):643-5. doi: 10.1007/s00383-009-2382-2. Epub 2009 May 24.

Lawn mower-related projectile injury.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.


Lawn mower injuries are a potentially devastating, yet preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. The sequelae to these injuries can become even worse if the initial presentation goes unsuspected by medical staff, leading to a delay in treatment. The authors report the case of a lawn mower-related penetrating missile injury, where the extent of injury was not appreciated by the patient until signs and symptoms of a soft-tissue infection developed, prompting the patient to seek medical attention the next day.

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