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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 306126, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/306126
Case Report

A Rare Presentation of Pellet Injury in the Neck

Department of ENT & Head & Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi, India

Received 14 February 2011; Accepted 30 March 2011

Academic Editor: H. Kashtan

Copyright © 2011 Bulbul Gupta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Penetrating neck injuries are dangerous and deserve emergency treatment by virtue of the vital structures present underneath. There is a potential risk of unrecognized vascular injury and retained foreign bodies with their associated complications in these wounds. Therefore, an early diagnostic workup to localize the site of injury and an immediate neck exploration are important.