|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1
© 2018 Stomatologija
Stomatologija 2018; 20 (1): 32-6 257 KB
Self-inflicted face gunshot injuries: two case reports
Rokas Gelažius1, David Kasradze2, Albinas Gervickas1,2
Self-inflicted gunshot injuries to the head and neck area are challenging cases. Immediate and complex approach is required due to complexity of head and neck anatomy. The extent of injury largely depends on velocity of a rifle and penetrated tissues. Management of these type of patients consist of vital resuscitation, primary wound management, soft and hard tissue reconstruction and rehabilitation. Here we present two cases of self-inflicted gunshot injuries with low and high velocity rifles.
Key words: self-inflicted wounds, SIW, face gunshot injury, maxillofacial reconstruction.
Received: 28 01 2018
Accepted for publishing: 27 03 2018
1Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
Address correspondence to David Kasradze, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Lukšos - Daumanto g. 6, Kaunas, Lithuania.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org