A novel clinico-surgical algorithm for management of maxillofacial gunshot wound injuries

Authors

  • Edlyn Rodrigues Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
  • Saurabh Kamat Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
  • Shreyas Naik Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
  • Neha Chodankar Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
  • Vikas Dhupar Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
  • Francis Akkara Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20231971

Keywords:

Gunshot wound, Ballistic, Projectile, Treatment protocol, Reconstruction

Abstract

Ballistic injuries commonly called gunshot wound injuries (GSWI) can be catastrophic in the head and neck regions. The degree of destruction correlates with the range and type of the weapon and projectile speed. The intricacies of the facial anatomy makes the reconstructive phase a challenge. The dilemma lies in decision-making of immediate (single stage) or delayed (multiple stage) reconstruction of hard and soft tissues. In this article we highlight a novel clinico-surgical algorithm for managing gunshot wound injuries.

 

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2023-06-28

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