Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds

K. H. Calhoun, S. Li, W. D. Clark, C. M. Stiernberg, F. B. Quinn

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Abstract

The care of patients with self-inflicted facial gunshot wounds is complex and challenging. The magnitude and self-inflicted nature of the injuries naturally give rise to questions about potential for successful rehabilitation. The surgical care and rehabilitation of ten such patients are described. The initial grotesque disfiguration belies the reasonable chances for functional restoration. Patients in this series who completed reconstruction swallow well enough to maintain body weight, speak understandably, breathe without tracheostomy, and have an appearance sufficiently normal that they can interact socially without embarrassment. Guidelines are proposed for multidisciplinary medical care leading to satisfactory functional, aesthetic, social, and psychiatric rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume114
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

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Gunshot Wounds
Rehabilitation
Community Psychiatry
Tracheostomy
Deglutition
Esthetics
Patient Care
Body Weight
Guidelines
Wounds and Injuries
Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Calhoun, K. H., Li, S., Clark, W. D., Stiernberg, C. M., & Quinn, F. B. (1988). Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 114(5), 513-519.

Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds. / Calhoun, K. H.; Li, S.; Clark, W. D.; Stiernberg, C. M.; Quinn, F. B.

In: Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 114, No. 5, 1988, p. 513-519.

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Calhoun, KH, Li, S, Clark, WD, Stiernberg, CM & Quinn, FB 1988, 'Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds', Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 114, no. 5, pp. 513-519.
Calhoun KH, Li S, Clark WD, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 1988;114(5):513-519.
Calhoun, K. H. ; Li, S. ; Clark, W. D. ; Stiernberg, C. M. ; Quinn, F. B. / Surgical care of submental gunshot wounds. In: Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 114, No. 5. pp. 513-519.
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