CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 99-101

Miraculous escape in a case of penetrating neck injury by arrow


1 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, IPGME and R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Raja Lahiri
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_160_20

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Penetrating neck injuries due to arrowheads have become extremely rare in most of the nations. Although the basic principles of management remain the same as that of other penetrating injuries, certain extra precautions need to be taken while managing such cases. A 56-year-old man who suffered from an arrow injury to the neck had a lucky escape from any significant injury to vital structures. The patient underwent successful surgical removal of the arrowhead. Knowledge of the various principles of management of such injuries is key to a successful outcome.


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