Abdominal Injury Caused by an Air Gun Shot

Pil Young Jung, Hongjin Shim
2018 Trauma Image and Procedure  
A 54-year-old male with no medical history was admitted to the emergency room with penetrating abdominal injury caused by an accidental air gun shot. Upon admission, he was hemodynamically stable and showed one entrance wound site on his abdomen ( Fig. 1 .). His plain X-ray and CT (Fig. 2. ) revealed a bullet located in the abdomen wall. Accordingly, we planned an emergency surgery and detected omental injury, perforation of the anterior and posterior walls of the stomach, and multiple
more » ... ons of the ileum (at 5 sites) (Fig. 3.) . We then performed primary repair of the stomach and ileum and removed the bullet. The patient recovered without any complications. Gunshot injury is uncommon in South Korea. Here, we present a case of penetrating abdominal injury caused by an air gun shot. (Trauma Image Proced 2018(1):8-10)
doi:10.24184/tip.2018.3.1.8 fatcat:iz7gnmr6rjfafibichzrmgl6gu