Document Type

Case Report

Department

Emergency Medicine

Abstract

Penetrating firearm injuries of the chest have become commonplace in children living in violent urban areas. Esophageal perforation may present as a late manifestation of peadiatric thoracic trauma due to gunshot injury. Opinion varies as to the surgical or nonsurgical management of such a patient. The authors report a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with a similar dilemma and her successful conservative management, that they opted for; is discussed.

Publication

Journal of Surgery Pakistan

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