Pellet Gunfire Injuries in Head- Neck and Maxillo-Facial Region-An Experience in Kashmir ValleyShowkat Ahmad Showkat, Aamir Yousuf*, Ifthkhar Ali and Nadia Bhaghat
Department of ENT, Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aamir Yousuf
Senior Resident, Department of ENT
Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital
Karan Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 15, 2016; Accepted date: February 11, 2017; Published date: February 13, 2017
Citation: Showkat SA, Yousuf A, Ali I, Bhaghat N (2017) Pellet Gunfire Injuries in Head- Neck and Maxillo-Facial Region-An Experience in Kashmir Valley. J Trauma Treat 6:357. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000357
Copyright: © 2017 Showkat SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pellet gun injuries is quite commonly faced emergency nowadays in Kashmir because of recent turmoil in valley and has invited a different challenges in modern day to day practice of surgeons mostly otolaryngologists and ophthalmologists . For this reason a study was conducted in an only tertiary care of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Referral Center, ENT, SMHS, Srinagar between July 2016 to September 2016. The pattern, severity and outcome of injuries in head and neck and maxilla-facial region among pellets gun victims in Kashmir region was studied and their management was categorized based on demand and need.