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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-72

Peace-time gunshot injuries: A 5-year experience in otolaryngology

Department Of Otolaryngology, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

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B C Ezeanolue
Department Of Otolasryngology, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

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Gunshot injuries (GSI) among Nigerian civilian population are on the increase. This is attributed to the rising violent crime rate, interconimunal conflicts as well as indiscriminate social use of firearms. GSI to the head and neck is often fatal. Only the lucky few survive it to hospital. This paper is a reivew of GSI to the head and neck that presented to the authors at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi over a 5-year and 2-year periods, respectively, both ending March 1998. There were 5 males and 3 females, age range 15 - 45 years. Armed robbery attack was the most common (4/8) motive. Suicide attempt and accidental discharge of gun were noted in one patient each. Morbidity included: binocular blindness(2), uniocular blindness (1), significant facial deformity (2) and change in affect (2). Problem of management of GSI are discussed.

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