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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 3 ( July-September, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Our Experience of Bull Gore Injuries to Neck: A Case Series

Bharati Basavaraj, Pradeep Devineni, Rajendraprasad Janga

Citation Information : Basavaraj B, Devineni P, Janga R. Our Experience of Bull Gore Injuries to Neck: A Case Series. Int J Head Neck Surg 2020; 11 (3):43-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1399

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To describe our experience with bull gore injuries in the head and neck. Materials and methods: A series of four cases, sustained with bull gore injury in the head and neck region, reported to Department of Emergency Medicine, JSS Hospital, Mysuru, from 2015 to 2016. Results: Two cases had tracheal injury, and one case had internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis for which all three did not necessitate any active surgical intervention but close monitoring. But one case had internal carotid artery (ICA) rupture needed immediate exploration and ligation of ICA. Conclusion: Bull gore injury to the head and neck although uncommon can be life-threatening. The most common symptoms will be dysphagia, swelling in the neck, injury to laryngotracheal tree, and respiratory distress. Patients can be managed conservatively, and surgical intervention is required for vascular pathology. Underlying life-threating complications are retropharyngeal hematoma, IJV thrombosis, air embolism, and ICA rupture.

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