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.
Journal of Surgery Pakistan
Khan, S. H.,
(1997). Late onset oesophageal perforation due to gunshot injury of chest: Successful non-operative management in a young child. Journal of Surgery Pakistan, 2(1), 17-20.
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