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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;34(1):81-84. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JM , Ahn KY , Shin SH .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Korea. ssh8080@pusan.ac.kr
Abstract

Gunshot wounds are unpredictable and require early, precise diagnosis and treatment. A penetrating gunshot wound can be fatal due to compromised airway, hypovolemic shock, lead poisoning and infection. This case report describes a 48-year-old male patient who had a suicidal gunshot wound on the right temporomandibular joint area using an air rifle. We successfully managed the patient by preoperative embolization, surgical removal of the foreign body and primary closure.

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