MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX BALLISTIC CERVICAL TRAUMA. CASE REPORT

  • Florentina SEVERIN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Elena COJOCARU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Anisia-Iuliana ALEXA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • O.D: PALADE “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Gina STEGARU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • B.M. COBZEANU Rehabilitation Hospital Iasi / ENT Clinic
  • M.D. COBZEANU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
Keywords: BALLISTIC TRAUMA, FOREIGN BODY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Florentina SEVERIN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Surgery (II)

Elena COJOCARU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Morpho-Functional Sciences (I)

Anisia-Iuliana ALEXA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Morpho-Functional Sciences (I)

O.D: PALADE, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Surgery (II)

Gina STEGARU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Surgery (II)

M.D. COBZEANU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Surgery (II)

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Published
2017-12-22