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Penetrating Injury to the Neck 

Penetrating Injury to the Neck
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Penetrating Injury to the Neck
Author(s):

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199846085.003.0010
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date: 20 February 2020

Case 10 introduces a 22-year-old man who presents to the emergency department after being accidentally shot in the neck with a 0.22-caliber air rifle at a distance of approximately 10 feet. He complains of pain and fullness on the right side of his neck at the site of penetration of the 'BB' pellet, accompanied by mild pain with swallowing.

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