MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX BALLISTIC CERVICAL TRAUMA. CASE REPORT
Accidental explosion of a projectile in peacetime is very rare. Ballistic trauma can be fatal or cause long-term consequences. Cervical trauma is associated with comminuted bone fracture, dilacerations of muscle fibers, vascular and nerve compression with or without complex lesions of the upper aerodigestive and respiratory tract. It is a rare situation that a projectile fragment passes through the face and neck without damaging vital structures. Considering the multiple lesional aspects, especially at the level of the cervical area where there are many vital visceral structures, a concise clinical, laboratory and multidisciplinary assessment is required to ensure the therapeutic success. We present such a case from our experience managed with a multidisciplinary team approach.
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