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IP Journal of Surgery and Allied Sciences

A Rural case of bull horn injury: Presentation with a rare complication

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Likhita Shaik*,Shruti Nelekar,Dhiraj Thambde

Volume : 1

Issue : 2



Article First Page : 46

Article End Page : 47


Rearing bulls and other livestock is a common sight in India, so are the injuries associated with such animals. The mechanism of injury can aid a surgeon to diagnosing the structures involved in the injury and hence treat it systematically within the golden period. Assessment of the co morbid conditions and personal history should also be kept in mind while making a differential so as to prevent the further complications. Our case presented with a bull horn injury which was complicated by aortic dissection and further led to ischemic bowel and sepsis. The delay in diagnosis and non availability of the effective medical services at rural health care further adds to the perplexity of the situation, thus increasing the rates of morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Bull horn, Goring, Mechanism,Vascular, Aortic dissection, Transesophageal, Echocardiography, Aortic root dilation, Bowel ischemia, Splenic flexure, Comorbidities.

Doi No:-10.18231