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Haemopneumothorax due to blank cartridges gun injury [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2007; 22(2): 79-80

Haemopneumothorax due to blank cartridges gun injury

Murat Orak, Mehmet Üstündağ, Mustafa Burak Sayhan, Mahmut Taş, Cahfer Güloğlu
Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Diyarbakir

Blank cartridge guns, which are considered harmless, can be easily purchased by adults due to lack of legal regulations. We present this case because injuries caused by gunshot from modify blank cartridges may be fatal and are rarely encountered in emergency departments. A 20-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department since he had a wound on his left thorax by modify gunshot from blank cartridges. He had a moderate general condition, respiratory distress and pale appearance. There was an irregular edged, defective wound at left hemithorax localization with a dimension of 3x4 cm. Computed tomography of the thorax revealed contusion in the basal of the left lung. 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.

Keywords: Blank cartridge guns injury, haemopneumothorax


Modifiye edilmiş kurusıkı silah yaralanmasıyla gelişen hemopnömotoraks

Murat Orak, Mehmet Üstündağ, Mustafa Burak Sayhan, Mahmut Taş, Cahfer Güloğlu
Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır

Anahtar Kelimeler: Kurusıkı silah yaralanması, hemopnömotoraks


Murat Orak, Mehmet Üstündağ, Mustafa Burak Sayhan, Mahmut Taş, Cahfer Güloğlu. Haemopneumothorax due to blank cartridges gun injury. Medeniyet Med J. 2007; 22(2): 79-80

Corresponding Author: Murat Orak, Türkiye


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