Gunshot wounds to the face--acute management.

  title={Gunshot wounds to the face--acute management.},
  author={J Nicolas McLean and Charles E. Moore and Seth A Yellin},
  journal={Facial plastic surgery : FPS},
  volume={21 3},
The complex facial trauma victim poses a genuine therapeutic challenge as a whole, and may be particularly challenging to the medical team. The literature on acute management of gunshot wounds to the face is scarce. We performed an extensive review of the English-language literature in an effort to better delineate the diagnosis and acute management of these injuries. Most of these injuries do not present with initial threat to life and can safely be managed non-operatively. Definitive… CONTINUE READING

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