Blast-induced colon perforation secondary to civilian gunshot wound

Yoram Klein, David V. Shatz, Pablo A. Bejarano

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Gunshot injuries sustained from rifle bullets in general are associated with more severe tissue destruction than similar injuries due to handgun bullets. This includes damage not directly attributable to the missile itself, in other words, that due to cavitation. We describe herein a colonic injury following a 0.223 caliber rifle bullet injury presumably due solely to blast effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-300
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Blast injuries
  • Colon
  • Gunshot
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine


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