Penetrated Shotgun Pellets in Maxillofacial Region: Case Report

  • Nesrin Saruhan
  • Ümit Ertaş
  • Mert Ataol Mersin University, Faculty of Dentistry , Department of Oral nad Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ergin Öztürk
Keywords: Shotgun, pellet, face, facial injury.


Recently, in many parts of the world, there has been an increase in the number of civilian crimes involving guns and nowadays any oral surgeon in hospital may be confronted with this type of injury. Shotguns are popular worldwide and more of these weapons exist than the rifled types. Shotgun wounds differ from those of other missiles because the spectrum of wound severity is large owing to the fact that the pellets scatter as they travel. In this case report presents a 43-year-old male patient with a large number of pellets in maxillofacial region because of shotgun injury.

Author Biography

Mert Ataol, Mersin University, Faculty of Dentistry , Department of Oral nad Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant of Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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