Gunshot injuries
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016, Pages: 7-11
Received: Mar. 29, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 4, 2016; Published: Aug. 27, 2016
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Abdul Kareem Khalil, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
Mai Issa Sulieman, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
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Abstract
This clinical study was carried out to evaluate the effect of gunshot injuries in the mandibular-facial region caused by modern weapons that are used in the current Syrian crisis, to evaluate the probability of injuries of specific sections of the Syrian society in these injuries more than any section and the extent of its effect on them. Twenty clinical injuries, related to injured patients aged 10 to 52 years old, were selected. Subgroup analysis according to age and gender was also performed. Subjects were categorized into three categories; Group I: the incident which contain entry – stability of the bullet to be extracted later. 2- Group II: fragment in the mandibular- facial bones 3- Group III entry- exit and stability of the shot in other area. Penetration opening, size of injury, the type of modern weapon in every incident, the severity of injury in soft tissues, or bone tissues or both were documented in every group. The penetration’s effect and type of modern weapon in each case on the rate of injury were also reported. Quality of treatment and incorrect management were also recorded.
Keywords
Gunshot Injuries, Mandibular-Facial Area, Modern Weapons, the Syrian Crisis
To cite this article
Abdul Kareem Khalil, Mai Issa Sulieman, Gunshot injuries, American Journal of Health Research. Special Issue: Medical Education in Emergency. Vol. 4, No. 6-1, 2016, pp. 7-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040601.12
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