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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Sleep Disorders & Sleep Studies
  •  Pulmonary Medicine
  •  Transplantation Medicine
  •  Microbiology
  •  Signs and Symptoms-Clinical Findings
  •  Radiation Oncology
  •  Physiology
  •  Emergency Medicine and Critical Care


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2023;7(1):1616.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1616

Bullet Injury of the Chest: The Traditional Practice of Bullet and Pellet Extraction: A Myth or Magic?

Ogbudu SO1,2*, Eze JN , Nwagboso CI , Echieh CP, Edu EO , Etiuma AU and Bassey OO

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Stephen Omirigbe Ogbudu 

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Background: Bullet injuries to the chest are common in our environment resulting directly or indirectly from rising poverty, economic hardship from rising banditry, cheap and availability of hard drugs, in our context leadership by manipulation, political thuggery, police brutality, agitations for self-secession among many other reasons and lately the sequalae of COVID-19. The combination of all these have impoverished the people and majority seeks a cheap alternative means of treatment including extraction of pellets and bullet trapped in the body through gunshot injuries. Objective: Report an experience with bullet/pallet injury to the chest from gunshot and the practice of traditional extraction. How reliable is this practice? As seen at the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, Nigeria.



Cite the Article:

Ogbudu SO, Eze JN, Nwagboso CI, Echieh CP, Edu EO, Etiuma AU, et al. Bullet Injury of the Chest: The Traditional Practice of Bullet and Pellet Extraction: A Myth or Magic?. Clin Case Rep Int. 2023; 7: 1616.

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