110 bullet wounds to the neck.

  title={110 bullet wounds to the neck.},
  author={Gary Ordog and Dave Albin and J D Wasserberger and T L Schlater and Srikant Balasubramaniam},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={25 3},
Selective management of 110 patients with bullet wounds to the neck resulted in 31 explored and 79 observed. There was an overall mortality rate of 2.7%, well within that reported in the literature, which ranges from 2 to 6%. At our institution, it is believed that a substantial number of patients can be selectively managed, depending on the signs and symptoms, the site and direction of the trajectory, and whether the interval of time between injury and entrance to the hospital is longer than 6… CONTINUE READING
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