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Metallic foreign body (Bullet) opposite to cervical vertebra (C2 and C3): A case report and review literature

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Author Details : Vinod Kumar*, S K. Kanojia, H K Gautam

Volume : 1, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 45-46

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Gunshot injuries to the upper cervical region that involve the spinal cord often result in fatality. The mortality rate from gunshot injuries reach as high as 15% and complication rates up to 30%. This is a case report of gunshot injury of 50 years male. Bullet is seen in nape of neck opposite c2 and c3 vertebral body, with no any neurological deficit. The case was managed by conservative treatment (non-surgical) with primary repair of entry wound.

Keywords: Gunshot injuries, Bullet, conservative treatment.

How to cite : Kumar V, Kanojia S K, Gautam H K, Metallic foreign body (Bullet) opposite to cervical vertebra (C2 and C3): A case report and review literature. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2018;1(3):45-46

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