TEAM OCHRI treats Gunshot injured Kid
Air Guns can be fatal
Recently one 2-year-old male child, resident of Palasgaon, Tah. Lakhani, Dist. Bhandara, was brought to Casualty of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur by his parents. He had history of Accidental Gunshot Injury by an Air Gun while playing with friends in field.
On detailed examination, it was noted that he had a Small slit sharp entry wound over left submandibular area (Neck). He was admitted in OCHRI Pediatric & Neonatal Division under care of TEAM OCHRI led by Dr. Deepak Goel, Pediatric Surgeon & Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Pediatric Intensivist. He was thoroughly investigated at OCHRI. X-ray showed Foreign body in the form of a single radio-opaque pellet anterior to trachea/ esophagus. CT scan suggested foreign body approximately 0.5cm posterior-medially to the left common carotid artery & Internal jugular vein.
Dr. Deepak Goel performed the intricate surgery and explored neck and Foreign body (Gun Pellet) was removed. He said that the young boy was very lucky as the pellet had just missed the vital structure like carotid artery & Internal jugular vein by few mm. Dr. Smita Harkare provided necessary anesthesia.
Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve looked after the medical pre & post-operative part of management and stabilized the patient during the course of recovery. He advised parents that even Air Gun should be kept out of reach of children because it can be life threatening if used without supervision. The injured kid was ably backed by round the clock doctors namely Dr. Priyanka Wankar, Dr. Sweta Jain, Dr. Sandeep Kharode, Dr. Nikesh, Dr. Mithilesh. Sr. Deepali, Sr. Sangharsha, Sr. Anju and Sr. Pooja provided the nursing care during hospitalization.
Parents and relatives thanked Team OCHRI and the kid was successfully treated and discharged home.