Shotgun wound to the chest

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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Patient involved in a brawl.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
CT

CT Chest

Computed tomography shows the trajectory of the bullet passing through chest structures causing hemorrhage and laceration with rib fractures.

Case Discussion

This case shows the importance of computed tomography to show the path followed by a bullet.

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Case information

rID: 25632
Case created: 1st Nov 2013
Last edited: 23rd May 2017
Systems: Chest, Trauma, Forensic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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