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Role of Maxillofacial Radiologist in Ballistic Wound: Case Report with Literature Review

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Gunshot injuries are rather serious but uncommon type of trauma in India. Radiologists can contribute substantially in evaluation and treatment of patients with a gunshot wounds. Plain films, CT, Angiography, and sometimes MR imaging are used to localize shots. This paper describes a case report of shotgun injury to the face and neck and also attempts to illustrate the spectrum of available imaging with relevant findings pertaining to bullets and shotgun pellets in gunshot injuries. Radiologists should be aware of the associated complications and forensic implications when they take on the task of interpreting these images.

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N. Sultana and E. Sham, "Role of Maxillofacial Radiologist in Ballistic Wound: Case Report with Literature Review," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 34-38. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2012.12007.

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