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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Kurusıkı tabanca atışı sonucu gelişen juguler ven yaralanması [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2005; 11(3): 254-257

Kurusıkı tabanca atışı sonucu gelişen juguler ven yaralanması

İbrahim İkizceli1, Levent Avşaroğulları1, Erdoğan Mütevelli Sözüer1, Çağlar Özdemir2, Harun Tuğcu3, Hasan Sever1, Hikmet Duymaz1
1Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Juguler vein gunshot injury from blank cartridges

İbrahim İkizceli1, Levent Avşaroğulları1, Erdoğan Mütevelli Sözüer1, Çağlar Özdemir2, Harun Tuğcu3, Hasan Sever1, Hikmet Duymaz1
1Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Blank cartridge guns, which are produced for self-defence needs and considered harmless, can be easily purchased by adults due to lack of legal regulations. We present this case because injuries caused by gunshot from blank cartridges may be fatal and are rarely encountered in emergency departments. A 3-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department since he had a wound on his neck caused accidentally by gunshot from blank cartridges. He had a moderate general condition and pale appearance. There was an irregularedged, defective wound 2 cm above the sternal notch in midline localization with a dimension of 3x4 cm. Computed tomography of the thorax revealed contusion in the apex of the left lung. A 2-mm plastic piece embedded in the left internal jugular vein was removed during the operation. A mass education on danger and harm of these guns as well as legal regulations for restricted use seem to be necessary. Also, physicians should keep in mind that blank cartridge guns can cause fatal injuries.


İbrahim İkizceli, Levent Avşaroğulları, Erdoğan Mütevelli Sözüer, Çağlar Özdemir, Harun Tuğcu, Hasan Sever, Hikmet Duymaz. Juguler vein gunshot injury from blank cartridges. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2005; 11(3): 254-257
Makale Dili: Türkçe