Facial shot with a rifle
Shot trauma to the face can cause severe damage with complicated treatment that requires multidisciplinary cooperation. Every case is unique and shot trauma to the face is very rare in Denmark. Experience in shot trauma is limited, and there is a need to share case studies.
57-year-old-man with extensive facial injuries and multiple fractures of the facial skeleton after trauma with shotgun in suicide attempt. He initially undergoes a complicated operation in which the remaining bone and soft tissue is repositioned. Hospitalisation follows for 32 days with 2 additional operations needed. Plans are now made for reconstruction with bone and soft tissue grafts. The treatment is described, from the first contact with the ambulance to the planning of the reconstruction.