Gun shot injury

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

Just got shot! Post-operatively x-ray was taken in ICU

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
X-ray

ICU supine x-ray shows a well defined radiopaque (metallic density)  in the abdomen.

Sutures are noted in the midline of abdomen and pelvis.

Drainage tube noted on the right side.

Vertical paravertebral line on right side is an artifact.

Case Discussion

It is a bullet with a rounded tip from a recent gun shot injury.

Strangely the surgeons weren’t able to remove it successfully.

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Case information

rID: 27159
Case created: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 21st Oct 2015
Tags: bullet, aps
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