Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Thoracic Gunshot Wound: A Case Report and Management using One Lung Ventilation at a Rural Emergency Department

Aman Sharma1*, Atanu Bhattacharya1 and Sanjay Jain2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, India
2Department of CVTS, Apollo Hospitals, India

*Correspondance to: Aman Sharma 

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Abstract

Gunshot injuries or ballistic injuries cause huge casualties worldwide, most commonly used in personal conflicts. The extent of damage caused depends on the type firearm, bullet used, velocity & trajectory. Management can range from observation and local wound care to urgent surgical intervention. We report a case of a 19 year male patient with thoracic gunshot injury sustained over the left side of chest and presented in state of shock, hypoxia with altered mental status and his successful management using ATLS protocols and one lung ventilation using single lumen tube intubation, fluid resuscitation, ICD insertion and other supportive measures.

Keywords:

Thoracic gunshot wound; One lung ventilation; Traumatic hemopneumothorax;
ICD placement

Citation:

Sharma A, Bhattacharya A, Jain S. Thoracic Gunshot Wound: A Case Report and Management using One Lung Ventilation at a Rural Emergency Department. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1653.

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