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Ballistic trauma to the abdomen in a rural setting: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7966490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although penetrating mechanisms such as gunshots and stabbings are responsible for the majority of injuries in urban settings, blunt mechanisms are the norm in rural areas. We present a case of a young man in a rural area who was struck by a metal fragment while splitting firewood. This seemingly low-velocity mechanism was found to have caused significant penetrating trauma.
K L Kaups
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-29     Completed Date:  1994-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  853-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington 05405.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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