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Trizonal Speargun Injury Spanning Infratemporal, Transoropharyngeal and Transcervical Regions: A Case Report



Spear gun penetrating injury (SPGI) in the head and neck region albeit uncommon, can present with various challenges in management. We present a case of a male patient who sustained an intentional spear gun injury spanning infratemporal, transoropharyngeal and transcervical regions .The challenges and management outcomes of this case will be highlighted.

11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 01 Feb, 2017


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Penetrating Neck Trauma and the Aberrant Subclavian Artery



Vascular injuries from penetrating trauma to the base of the neck are accompanied by significant morbidity and potential mortality. These injuries require several diagnostic adjuncts in order to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Herein reported is the case of a patient who sustained penetrating injury to the thoracic inlet but had a fortuitous anomaly that prevented vascular injury and its attendant complications.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013
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