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Trap guns injuries in rural Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Banagala, A.S.K. en_US Ariyaratne, M.H.J. en_US 2014-10-29T09:25:31Z 2014-10-29T09:25:31Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2007; 25(2): pp.18-24 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1391-491X (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2279-2201(Online) en_US
dc.description Not Indexed
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Trap gun injuries are not uncommon in rural Sri Lanka. They cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Peripheral vascular injuries are encountered frequently among the victims. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of the injuries, methods of treatment, and results was performed. Details of fifty eight (58) patients were studied. Operative details were accurately recorded in a separate log book. Perusal of bed head tickets and the records of the judicial medical officer too helped. RESULTS: Two (02) patients died and six (06) others had amputation of lower limb at different levels. One survivor had severe tourniquet shock syndrome. Twenty eight percent (28%) of patients had wound infection. CONCLUSION: Abdominal injuries carry a high risk of mortality. Lower limb injuries are associated with a high incidence of vascular injuries. Lag time is the single most important factor that affects the outcome of the peripheral arterial injuries. Prognosis of popliteal artery injuries is particularly poor.
dc.publisher College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Conducted Energy Weapon Injuries
dc.title Trap guns injuries in rural Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Surgery en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka en_US

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