Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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

Ballistic trauma


Parvathi Devi Munishwar, Apoorva Gupta, Nivedita Bajantri, Anjali Nayak 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Munishwar PD, Gupta A, Bajantri N, Nayak A. Ballistic trauma.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2016;28:184-187


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Munishwar PD, Gupta A, Bajantri N, Nayak A. Ballistic trauma. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];28:184-187
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