An Unusual Bullet Trajectory: Entered Through the Face and Ended Up in the Neck

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Abstract

The authors describe a case of gunshot injury in a 26-year-old male patient with an unusual bullet trajectory. The bullet had an entry hole just near the right lateral alar cartilage of the nose, and the trajectory descended through the left side of the neck by route of the hard palate, soft palate, and posterior pharyngeal wall, respectively. Surgical removal of the bullet was achieved with neck exploration. Gunshot injuries of the head and neck necessitate a thorough clinical and radiological evaluation due to the possibility of an unusual bullet trajectory.

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