Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 786-787

Tracheal bullet excreted with the stool: a rare course of events in airway gunshot injury

1 Department of CVTS, Superspeciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, DHS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Microbiology, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of health Services, RNTCP, SKIMS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Department of Anaesthesia, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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MBBS, MD, MCh CVTS Nasir U Din Wani
Superspeciality hospital, Shireen Bagh, KaraNagar, Srinagar, 190010, J&K
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejb.ejb_17_19

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Over the past 10 decades, only five cases have been published of firearm injuries of the chest with conservative management, who in the follow-up expectorated the bullet. We report the first case in the history of gunshot injury chest, where a bullet was found near the posterior-lateral wall of the trachea of the patient who eventually expectorated the bullet with subsequent ingestion and excretion with stools. We try to emphasize the role of repeat morning radiograph in these patients.

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