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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184-187

Ballistic trauma


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Apoorva Gupta
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad - 244 001, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.195136

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Gunshot injuries are rather serious but uncommon type of trauma in India. Radiologists can contribute substantially in the evaluation and treatment of patients with gunshot wounds. Foreign bodies that enter a patient as a result of trauma are contaminated and produce a range of symptoms. Oral and maxillofacial gunshot injuries are usually fatal due to close proximity with vital structures. Here, we report a case in which radiographic evidence of foreign bodies in the right orofacial region exposed a history of a gunshot injury. The patient did not have any major complaints except for reduced mouth opening. These foreign bodies were clinically silent for approximately 12 years.


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