A case of gunshot wound presenting with atypical cardiorespiratory findings
It is well known that a significant increase has occurred in the incidence of thoracic gunshot wounds in children over the last 15 years. Gunshot wounds have been defined as an aâ‚¬Å“epidemicaâ‚¬, aâ‚¬Å“a diseaseaâ‚¬, and aâ‚¬Å“a preventable public health problemaâ‚¬ all over the world. Gunshot wounds in children lead to more lethal or morbid outcomes due to the relatively small area in which their vital organs exist. Gunshot wounds are an increasingly more important problem in present communities with both their morbidities leading to significant impairment in quality of life and significant mortality. In this article, a case with various clinical outcomes following a gunshot wound is presented.
gunshot wound; child; heart; lung; tracheotomy