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Citation

Gestring ML, Geller ER, Akkad N, Bongiovanni PJ. J. Trauma 1996; 40(4): 650-653.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 11794-8191, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1996, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8614051

Abstract

Shotguns are usually used to fire multiple pellets; however, they are capable of firing a single projectile in the form of a slug. Although rare, shotgun slug injuries are severe, producing wounds comparable to those inflicted by high-velocity weapons with the potential for even more tissue destruction because of the slug's size and mass. We report the first survivor of a close range shotgun slug injury, with a review of this weapon's unique projectile ballistics and the relevant literature.

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